As with previous vaccination campaigns, the most vulnerable will be the first to act. For example, the Cabinet hopes that they will be protected “against dangerous diseases in the fall and winter.”
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Although it is not 100 per cent certain that the injection round will begin after the summer, Kuipers has already asked interested parties to prepare for it. GGDs must recruit and train personnel.
This means that GGDs will have to expand within three weeks, to be able to give half a million vaccines a week. In the next three weeks, the number could rise to one and a half million.
Last month, the minister called for basic procedures to be followed again. By keeping his distance from hand washing and testing in case of complaints, he hopes to prevent a faster increase in the number of coronavirus infections. He also called on people over 60 to repeat the second shot.
Kuipers then stated that a new vaccination campaign is not necessary. That hasn’t changed at the moment, but there’s a good chance there will be a new round of injections after the summer. The Cabinet is considering a scenario in which everyone from the age of 18 can be vaccinated again.
Repeat Snaps, as it stands now, are for people 60 and older. Anyone can get reinforcements. Either way, the idea is that vaccination improves the immune system after reducing the effect of the previous shot.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are currently used in repeat shots. It is not known if these are also the only vaccines that will be used in the fall when a new, large-scale vaccination campaign is launched.
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