Spain approves the fourth dose for immunosuppressed people and those with a higher risk of infection

The changes in the vaccination process in Spain continue. The latest news. The central government has decided to approve a booster dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 for all those immunosuppressed. They will receive this fourth puncture five months after having administered the third.

The measure will affect about 12,000 people all members of group 7 of the Vaccination Strategy. This is where the immunosuppressed, cancer patients, people with Down syndrome, HIV or transplant patients enter. Also individuals at high risk and with a very weak immune system, who were inoculated with the third dose in September.

This dose will only apply to this population group. It is not a measure that will reach the general public, according to sources from the Ministry of Health to Cadena Ser have highlighted.

This decision comes on the same day that the Public Health Commission has opened the third dose to all people over 18 years of age. In addition, it has been agreed to spend six to five months in the time that must be allowed between inoculations. A change that other European countries are also taking.

The Spanish Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has announced that the Public Health Commission has agreed to extend the booster vaccine to people between 18 and 40 years of age. Until now it was only approved for those over 40 years old.

He explained that the vaccination of people between 18 and 40 years old will be carried out in an orderly manner from oldest to youngest.

“That is, we continue to lower the age groups from 10 to 10, prioritizing people at risk and those who completed the complete communication pattern longer ago.”

He also welcomed that the National Health Commission has reduced the interval for booster doses from six months to five. In turn, he stressed that the vaccination of people over 12 years of age who have not received any vaccine will be prioritized.