Coronavirus COVID-19: Health reduces the booster dose by half if it is with Moderna’s vaccine | Society

The third booster dose that will be given to those over 70 and those vaccinated with Janssen’s single-dose serum will be 0.25 ml in the case of Moderna, that is, half the usual dose and 0.3 ml if is Pfizer, the same amount that was used from the beginning.

This is stated in the modified Update 9 of the Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19, which incorporates the latest agreements of the Public Health Commission to administer a booster dose with messenger RNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) to people over 70, institutionalized and immunosuppressed elderly, and those vaccinated with Janssen.

Health follows the recommendations of the European Medicines Agency

In this way, Health endorses the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which was already in favor of the booster dose with Moderna being half of that administered so far, as recommended by the pharmaceutical company itself.

The amendment also informs that those 70 and over who have already received a 0.5 ml booster dose of Moderna “are considered well vaccinated” and “no special surveillance is necessary.”

Janssen vaccine is not recommended for primary vaccination

The update makes it clear that due to the current epidemiological situation, and the predominant variants, “the use of the Janssen vaccine for primary vaccination is not recommended”, the vaccination schedule necessary to consider a person immunized.

In addition, it points out that any messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) can be used to administer the booster dose “independently of the vaccine used in the primary vaccination.”

In addition, it will no longer be necessary to recommend the 15-minute waiting period after the administration of the booster dose, unless the person has a history of previous allergic reaction; In the same way, it will not be necessary to save any time interval between the administration of covid-19 vaccines and other vaccines.

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It is recommended that pregnant women be “fully vaccinated”

Likewise, it is recommended to vaccinate pregnant women so that they reach the “fully vaccinated” period of maximum risk of complications in the event of COVID-19 infection, that is, during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

On the other hand, it is advised for women who are breastfeeding and those who wish to become pregnant.

Those vaccinated outside the EU will undergo individual assessment

In the case of people who have received a dose outside the European Union and request the vaccine to complete the regimen, an individual assessment will be made.

If the first dose is of a vaccine authorized by the EU and available in Spain, that dose will be considered as valid and one of messenger RNA will be administered and if the first dose is of a vaccine not authorized in the EU and not available in Spain, it will proceed in the same way.

If sufficient documentation is not provided to conclude that prior vaccination has been received, the complete schedule will be offered.

And in international vaccination centers, it will be carried out regardless of the type of trip to be made or the incidence data of the covid in the country of destination.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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