Bahrain approves Covid-19 booster shots for people aged 18 years and above | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Bahrain approves Covid-19 booster shots for people aged 18 years and above

TDT | Manama

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Following approval by the Government Executive Committee, the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19), has announced the approval of a booster shot for those 18 years of age and above, who have received a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca (Covishield), or Sputnik V vaccine at least six months ago.

Eligible individuals could opt for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine as a booster shot, or the same vaccine they have received for their first and second doses, as a booster shot.

The Taskforce noted that those aged 18 to 39, who have taken the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at least three months ago, can take a booster shot, instead of the initial recommendation of 6 months.

The Taskforce further announced the approval of a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and have obtained one dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.

The Taskforce further added that individuals who have recovered from the COVID-19 can receive a vaccine three months from the date of infection, and a booster dose 12 months from the date of infection.

The Taskforce noted that the vaccination protocols were developed in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain's comprehensive efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect public health.

To register for a vaccine or booster shot, please visit the BeAware application or the Ministry of Health's website on healthalert.gov.bh.