EU Health : No evidence to support widespread use of fourth Covid shot

COVID-19 vaccine vaccination Cyprus

EU health agencies announced on Wednesday there was no evidence to support the use of the fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna in the general population. Still, they advise a second booster for people aged 80 and above.

There is no clear evidence in the European Union that vaccine protection against severe disease is waning substantially in adults with normal immune systems aged 60-79, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a joint statement.

They advised, however, that it may become necessary to consider a fourth dose in this age group if the epidemiological circumstance changes.

Both agencies agreed a fourth dose can be offered to adults 80 years of age and above

GCT Team

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