According to the news of the Kyodo agency, based on the sources of the Ministry of Health, Covid-19 Advisory Board to combat variants of the epidemic 3rd dose of vaccineHe discussed the plan to shoot.
The delegation discussed the claims that six months after the second dose, the antibody produced against Covid-19 decreased and the vaccine lost its effectiveness against various variants, including Delta, which showed its effect in Japan.
Considering the calls of the vaccine manufacturers for the necessity of the 3rd dose, the delegation decided to put the planning into practice for the shot of this dose.
Accordingly, those who have received two doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to receive the same brand of vaccine if they apply.
It was noted that the details of the start date of the third dose of vaccine and the scope of the application will be announced later.
In Japan, a population of 126 million, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 started in February 2021.
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