Spain authorizes a fourth dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 for immunosuppressed people

Spain will offer a fourth dose from coronavirus vaccine vulnerable people such as immunocompromised, announced this Thursday the health authorities.

Cancer patients, dialysis or transplant patients, among others, and those “receiving treatment with immunosuppressive drugs will receive a booster dose 5 months after the last dose,” the Ministry of Health wrote on Twitter.

For the general population, the third dose of the vaccine will be available from the age of 18, instead of 40, and the booster dose it can be applied five months after the previous one, instead of six months.

Also, the Spanish government imposed on Thursday a limit on the cost of the kits of antigen self-diagnosis Covid at 2.94 euros ($3.37), after receiving numerous criticisms for its high price.

The measure, which will come into force on Saturday, comes after weeks of pressure due to the high price of these tests to be carried out at home, in which customers used to pay between 7 and 12 euros per unit.

With 90.5% of its population over 12 years of age fully vaccinated, Spain is one of the world leaders in vaccination.

38.5% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have also received at least a dose of the vaccine.

The country has recorded 7.7 million cases and 90,508 deaths since the start of the pandemic. pandemic in March 2020.

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