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Tunisia / Covid-19: A third dose will be given to people aged 75 and over


AA / Tunis

The Scientific Committee for the Fight against the Coronavirus on Tuesday approved at its periodic meeting the decision to administer to people aged 75 and over a third dose of anti-covid-19 vaccine, said the spokesperson for the Committee, Jalila Ben Khelil, in a statement to the Tunis Afrique Presse agency (TAP / Official).

Jalila Ben Khelil specified that the injection of a third dose for the benefit of the age group of 75 years and over will be launched soon and will be generalized thereafter for the benefit of people aged 50 and over.

A third dose of anti-covid-19 vaccine will also be administered to people with chronic diseases causing a decrease in immunity and will be generalized thereafter for the benefit of various patients suffering from chronic diseases, as well as to health professionals, whose first injection dates from March 2021, according to the same source.

The meeting of the scientific committee also made it possible to discuss the adaptation of the type of vaccine administered to travelers, added Ben Khelil. A “travelers” section will be introduced to the Evax system allowing people wishing to travel to register to choose the vaccine approved in the country of destination, she noted.

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