Rio de Janeiro plans to start giving elderly 3rd dose against Covid in October

In the latest epidemiological week, data compiled by the group show that hospitalizations for the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are increasing in three age groups: 60 to 69 years, 70 to 79 years, and 80 years and older, with the latter group showing the greatest increase.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio City Hall has already announced plans to administer the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to the elderly once the calendar for the rest of the public is finalized.

The so-called booster shot was scheduled to begin in October for those over 80 years old, in November for those over 70 years old, and in December for those over 60 years old.

However, in announcing this schedule, the Municipal Health Secretariat clarified that it would only be applied if there is solid scientific evidence (of effectiveness) and a recommendation from the National Immunization . . .

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