People will be receiving notifications of revaccination against covid from September 20


Updates: 09.09.2021 18:49

Prague – People affected by revaccination against covid-19 with the third dose will receive information SMS messages from September 20. Booster vaccination will also begin on this day. When asked by ČTK, the Ministry of Health stated this today. Originally, the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES) and the Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) stated that people will start receiving notifications of voluntary revaccination on their mobile phones as early as Friday, September 10.

The third dose can be given to those who have at least eight months after vaccination. From September 20, they will receive SMS messages informing them that they can apply for vaccination, either through their general practitioner or through registration on the website. www.ceskoockuje.cz. In particular, according to the ministry, people over the age of 60 and patients with associated diseases, especially those that reduce immunity, should be revaccinated.

“On Monday, September 20, the SMS will be sent to approximately 8,000 people, and by the end of September, there will be approximately another 31,000 people who can receive this booster dose of covid-19 vaccination,” the ministry said today. In the next ten days, there will only be a test operation for sending text messages.

If a person wants to be vaccinated with their general practitioner, they should contact them in advance and arrange an appointment. Another option is registration, which will also open for the third dose on September 20. People can find an up-to-date list of vaccination sites and other information on the web ockoreport.cz.

Booster doses will only be mRNA vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna, and will also be given to those previously vaccinated with the Astra Zeneca vector vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Revaccination is recommended especially for people who are at higher risk of infection, ie the elderly and the chronically ill. Vojtěch has previously said that others who will be vaccinated more than eight months after vaccination will also be vaccinated. Last December, vaccination of seniors over the age of 80 and paramedics began, and other age groups or selected members of the integrated rescue system were gradually added. At the end of February, teachers and other pedagogical staff could also apply for vaccination as a priority.

Vaccination with the third dose has already been introduced in Israel, Austria, Germany and the USA, among others.

The spread of the covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic has been accelerating in recent days, and it is estimated that the number of infected and those who end up in hospitals will continue to increase. However, the coming wave should not be as strong as last autumn or this spring, especially thanks to vaccinations and a large number of those who have already suffered from the disease.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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