Switzerland said on Tuesday it is recommending COVID-19 booster shots for people over 65, but not for the general population.
Switzerland’s Ministry of Health and Immunization Commission (EKIF) said in a statement that vaccinations will begin in mid-November and should be administered at least six months after patients receive their second dose.
The ministry and EKIF said the recommendation is based on the Swiss drug regulator’s decision to approve booster vaccination with mRNA vaccine from Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna for high-risk patients.
Officials said that for the general population, this is currently not possible and based on currently available data it is not recommended to take a third dose of vaccination.
He said Switzerland had enough vaccines to give shots to all patients eligible for booster vaccination and all those who have not yet been vaccinated in 2021-2022.
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