Third dose of anti-Covid-19 booster to be approved in Cuba

Third dose of anti-Covid-19 booster to be approved in Cuba
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29 March 2023
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The Cuban Ministry of Public Health suggested approving a third booster dose against Covid-19, starting next month, local press reported today.

This process will be phased and will include the population between 19 and 69 years of age.

According to Granma newspaper, it will begin once the period established for the application of the second booster is completed.

Health authorities in Cuba plan to determine the annual periodicity of the anti-Covid-19 vaccination, to be included in the National Immunization Program.

To date, 10 million 731 thousand 335 people have received at least one dose of one of the Cuban immunogens Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala.

Of these, 9 million 450 thousand 488 have already received the second dose and 9 million 148 thousand 870 have received the third dose.

A total of 90.7 percent of the Cuban population has been fully vaccinated and a total of 8,712,929 people have received booster doses.

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