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COVID-19: The deadline for the administration of booster dose extended to 19 February 2022

COVID-19: The deadline for the administration of booster dose extended to 19 February 2022
Download logoThe deadline for the administration of the booster dose in order to obtain the ‘fully vaccinated’ status against COVID-19 has been extended

Furthermore, Dr Jagutpal listed some of the premises which will be accessible to individuals who are ‘fully vaccinated’ and children aged under 18 years old.The Health Minister also indicated that till today, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was being proposed as booster dose for those aged between 18 and 39 years old, and the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for those aged 40 years and above, to adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years old and high-risk patients.On this score, Dr Jagutpal announced that as from Monday 17 January 2022, the Pfizer BioNTech vaccines will be available as a first dose to all unvaccinated Mauritians and residents aged 40 years and above.The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is being administered as first dose and booster dose to those aged between 18 to 39 years, he stated.

The deadline for the administration of the booster dose in order to obtain the ‘fully vaccinated’ status against COVID-19 has been extended from 15 January 2022 to 19 February 2022.He emphasised that after much consideration and analysis, the Cabinet, which met today, agreed that the deadline of 15 January 2022 for obtaining the ‘fully vaccinated’ status should be extended to 19 February 2022, to provide the population with sufficient time to get inoculated with their booster dose.

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