Government to discuss possibility of third dose of Covid-19 vaccine
The Czech government is to discuss the approval of a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for adults over 65, populations at risk and essential workers, such as those in the health and social work sectors.
“The clinical group has some ideas on this, but it’s not finalized yet. We stress that probably those who have had transplants, chronic patients or the elderly could be vaccinated, but it is not decided, so it will take some time, ”Babiš said.
He added that it is also necessary to formulate a policy towards antibodies. Although Czechs can be tested for antibodies, they are not yet recognized as evidence of immunity, unlike vaccination or previous illness.
Austria is the only country in Europe to recognize antibodies so far. “Hopefully soon the experts will come to an agreement and make a final decision,” Babiš said.