Cyprus assesses the use of the fourth dose for its residents

COVID-19 vaccine vaccination Cyprus

The possibility of a fourth dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 will be discussed towards September, while it is expected that discussions will start in May on the virus being classed as an endemic one, Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School, Dr Petros Karayiannis, told the CNA.

At the same time, Dr Karayiannis, who is also a member of the Health Ministry’s Advisory Scientific Committee on coronavirus, said that, at the moment, there is uncertainty on the outcome of the Omicron variant, noting that Cyprus will proceed for the time being with caution and slight relaxation of measures.

Invited to comment on the decision many countries took to relax restrictions amidst the hope that the peak of the Omicron wave has passed, he said it is a bit risky to proceed in Cyprus with “bold measures” like the ones in other European countries.