The Ministry of Health introduced important changes. They apply to all adult Poles and begin to apply today

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New recommendations of the health ministry regarding Covid-19 have been in force since September 16.

 The Ministry of Health has introduced important changes. They apply to all adult Poles and are applicable today

As reported by the portal” ABC Zdrowie “, the number of cases detected in our country & oacute; Covid-19 is on the rise, and we are only just beginning the fall wave. The Ministry of Health has decided to expand the group of people entitled to receive a second booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The changes are effective from Friday, September 16. Get to know the details!

Who is the second booster for?

On Thursday, September 15, a press conference of the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, was held. The head of the Ministry of Health announced that from September 16, the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine can be taken by all Poles over the age of 12, in the case of which at least 3 months have passed since the first booster was taken.

Adam Niedzielski pointed out that a vaccine targeting the BA.1 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has already appeared in our country. Poland is to have 4 million vaccines guaranteed, half of which are preparations prepared by Pfizer, and half by Moderna. We currently have 2 million.

Is there a chance to choose the type of vaccine?

The head of the Ministry of Health added that preparations dedicated to BA.4 variants are also to be available soon. and BA.5. Anyone who has already issued a referral in their Online Patient Account can sign up for vaccination. Importantly, when signing up for vaccination, we will not be able to choose the preparation.

“BA.4/BA.45 vaccine has the same composition as BA.1, but it contains mRNA antigen corresponding to variant BA.5 All studies confirmed that the vaccine induced adequate immunity against BA.4 and BA.5 and was as effective as BA.1. ” – says Dr. Grzegorz Cessak.

Adam Niedzielski pointed out that doctors will be able to decide whether to administer a vaccine targeting the BA.4 and BA.5 variants, although this will be limited only to patients with immunodeficiency or those with have comorbidities that expose the patient to a more severe course of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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