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There is a booster dose vaccination ongoing against COVID-19

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There is a second booster dose vaccination ongoing against COVID-19

From July 22, the second booster vaccination dose against the coronavirus can be administered to people aged 60-79 and over 12 years of age with impaired immunity. Vaccinations are free of charge and can be performed in municipal clinics in Warsaw.

Although we are in full holiday and we would prefer not to think about the coronavirus, I remind you that COVID is still with us, and its infections are particularly dangerous for the elderly and people with immune disorders. I, therefore, encourage you to get vaccinated with another booster dose. Thanks to this, we consolidate, improve and prolong our immunity after vaccination. A booster dose can also be obtained in our municipal clinics – informs Renata Kaznowska, Deputy Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw.

Booster after just 4 months

By decision of the Ministry of Health, the booster dose (second booster) can now be taken by people over 60 years of age and those who are over 12 years old and have indications for vaccination in connection with impaired immunity. The fourth covid dose can be received 4 months (120 days) after taking the previous booster dose.

The second booster dose can be taken by people who have have received the first booster dose. The Ministry of Health recommends that people who have received the first booster dose 6 months earlier should be first vaccinated.

What's important, during the second booster only the mRNA vaccines are used.

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) in full dose (0.3 ml)
  • Spikevax (Moderna) in the middle of the dose (50 μg – 0.25 ml).

According to the Ministry of Health, the same mRNA Comirnaty product (Pfizer-BioNTech) or Spikevax (Moderna), which has been administered as the first booster dose, is recommended as well for the second booster dose.*

At the end of April this year, vaccinations with a booster dose for people over 80 years of age have been commenced. The Ministry of Health also assures that vaccination with the second booster for people over 18 years of age will start in September.

Referrals for vaccination will be issued by the system

As the Ministry of Health adds, the referral for the second booster vaccination dose will be issued automatically by the system, if the condition of the qualification criterion is met with an interval (minimum 120 days) from the date of administration of the previous dose.**

In the absence of an automatically issued e-referral for the administration of the second booster dose, the doctor at the vaccination point may independently issue an e-referral for vaccination to authorized persons assessing: the patient's age (60+), the interval from the last vaccination (minimum 120 days), belonging to the risk group (people with indicated immune disorders).

* szczepienia.pzh.gov.pl/komunikat-Minister-of-Health-on-administering-the-second-dose-recall-vaccine-against-covid-19/(opens in a new tab) (accessed 8 August 2022)

** gov.pl/web/zdrowie/komunikat-nr-26-ministra-zdrowia-w-sprawie-podawania-dawek-przypominajacych-przeciw-covid-19-w-narodowym-programie-szczepien