4th booster dose available for moderately or severely immunocompromised

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KUWAIT CITY, July 3, (Agencies): The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Sunday the availability of the coronavirus second booster dose according to the ministry’s regulations. This booster, which is the fourth Covid-19 consecutive vaccine dose, is of great importance for some segments of the society including those prone to severe complications in case they get infected by the Covid-19 virus, the Ministry added in a statement today.

The vaccination center in Mishref Fairground wears a deserted look as very few citizens and expats turn up for the corona booster dose. Not many have taken the third booster dose as yet while the fourth booster dose is also available

They should only take this second booster after a period of four months after taking the first Covid-19 dose booster, which is the third consecutive Covid-19 vaccine, it added.

The Ministry called on all the people aged above 50 years old, as well as people aged above 12 years old to take the second booster, especially those suffering from low immunity system like cancer patients undergoing chemical treatment, and patients of organ transplantation receiving medications that decrease the immunity system, or those receiving high doses of Cortisone which decreases the body immunity. It also called on individuals aged 12 and above to take the first Covid-19 booster, according to the latest scientific and international recommendations, in order to enhance the immunity gained from the first two Covid-19 vaccine doses.

The Ministry also stressed the importance of taking the first and second Covid-19 vaccine doses for children aged five years old and above to decrease the possibility of severe infections by the virus, wishing all segments of the society everlasting health and safety.

The Ministry of Health has announced that it will follow-up of positive corona cases through the ‘immune’ application during the isolation period instead of the Shlonak application, reports Al- Qabas daily. The health sources indicated that the period of isolation for infected individuals is limited to 5 days from the date of infection, with a commitment to wearing a face mask for the next 5 days.

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