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Platform to open on April 7 for 4th Covid vaccine for over-80s

Platform to open on April 7 for 4th Covid vaccine for over-80s

The National Vaccination Committee recommended on Tuesday that people over 60, especially those with health issues, take a fourth dose of the Covid vaccine.

Maria Theodoridou, chairperson of the committee, said the fourth dose – or second booster dose – can be taken four months after the previous dose for mRNA vaccines, that is Pfizer or Moderna.

The platform for registering for the fourth dose will open on April 7 for those aged 80 and over. A week later, registrations will open for the 70-79 age bracket.

The committee underlined that the fourth dose is voluntary and is not related to validity of vaccination certificates.