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Ehteraz update adds third Covid vaccine booster dose information - Gulf Times

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Date: 2022-11-26 03:45:03

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Ehteraz application released an update on Sunday that shows a new field about the third Covid-19 booster dose information under vaccine section details. 

The update is only available on iOS devices currently and does not show on devices based on Android.

Ehteraz application documents vaccine information and the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses received by every individual.

As of Wednesday, September 15, the Ministry of Public Health is scheduled to start giving Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine booster doses for all high-risk individuals who had their second dose of the vaccine more than eight months ago.

On August 24, the ministry began giving a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals, because they may not get the level of immunity from a two-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.

The first few months of the booster phase programme will focus on individuals most at risk of severe infection, which includes people over 65 years of age and those with chronic conditions, which increases their risk for severe Covid-19, as well as frontline healthcare workers and other sectors.

The ministry has urged people to ensure they receive their booster vaccine within 12 months of their second dose to ensure they maintain their Gold Vaccinated Status on Ehteraz.


Original Source: https://www.gulf-times.com/story/700296/ehteraz-update-adds-third-covid-vaccine-booster-dose-information