Spain approves COVID booster shot for over 70s

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MADRID, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Spain on Tuesday accepted administering of third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, that are primarily based on the identical messenger RNA know-how, for folks aged 70 or over, the well being ministry mentioned.

Spain has absolutely vaccinated round 78% of its inhabitants, and authorised the booster shot from six months after folks obtain their second jab, the ministry mentioned in a press release. The marketing campaign to manage the boosters will start on the finish of October.

The nation had already authorised booster photographs for most cancers sufferers, nursing residence residents and different susceptible teams.

Reporting by Clara-Laeila Laudette and Nathan Allen; Editing by Alison Williams

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration