The British Ministry of Health will reduce the revaccination period to 3 months due to the omicron-strain COVID-19 COVID-19 from six to three months. The head of the Ministry of Health Sajid Javid announced this on his Twitter account.
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“I asked JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization – approx. Lenta.ru ) to urgently consider ways to expand the vaccination program after the emergence of a new omicron strain,” said Minister.
Javid said that he accepted the JCVI recommendation to halve the interval between the main course of immunization against coronavirus and revaccination. Also, according to the committee's advice, the Ministry of Health will offer additional booster doses to all citizens over 18 years old and a second injection of the drug for children from 12 to 15 years old.
Earlier, doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov called revaccination the only way to protect against the omicron strain. The doctor added that any subsequent mutation of the coronavirus infection will be more infectious than the previous one, and this development of events is normal for the evolution of the virus.
A new strain of coronavirus code B.1.1.529 was detected in South Africa on November 11. The first confirmed cases of infection were recorded on November 24. The strain was named with the Greek letter “omicron” and have already managed to recognize its danger at the WHO level.