Bahrain updates booster shot protocols for 18 years and above

Bahrain announced the approval of a booster shot for those 18 years of age and above, who have received a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca (Covishield), or Sputnik V vaccine at least six months ago.

Eligible individuals could opt for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine as a booster shot, or the same vaccine they have received for their first and second doses, as a booster shot.

Those aged 18 to 39, who have taken the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at least three months ago, can take a booster shot, instead of the initial recommendation of 6 months.

The Taskforce further announced the approval of a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and have obtained one dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.

Individuals who have recovered from the COVID-19, can receive a vaccine three months from the date of infection, and a booster dose 12 months from the date of infection.




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