Health experts propose to vaccinate those over 40 years old

The Presentation of Vaccines, which is made up of experts from the Ministry of Health, autonomous communities and scientific societies, will meet this Wednesday to study the possibility of administering a booster doses in those over 40 and essential workers, like teachers, police or firefighters. As health sources have confirmed to Europa Press, this proposal is still “in a technical phase” and when the specific aspects are detailed it will be raised to the Public Health Commission, which will finally decide if the use of the third dose is extended in Spain.

Currently, both those over 60 years of age, as well as people with a high-risk condition, those who live in residences, health and social care and those who were vaccinated with the Janssen single-dose are already receiving a third dose.

If this new proposal finally goes ahead, priority would be given to those vaccinated with AstraZeneca under 60 years of age, who could foreseeably and according to the Vaccination Strategy receive Pfizer or Moderna as a booster dose.

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The measure to vaccinate all those over 40 years of age would be in line with what was demanded by the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, a few weeks ago to stop the rise in infections throughout Europe. According to ‘La Razón’, it will affect 15 million.

Furthermore, several studies have pointed out that two doses may not be sufficient to effectively protect the population against the new omicron variant, thus having to administer a booster dose.

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