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Booster vaccine dose gap cut to three months, Stephen Donnelly confirms

Mr Donnelly wrote on Twitter: “I have this evening accepted a recommendation from NIAC that the gap between completion of primary schedule of Covid-19 vaccination and a booster dose will be reduced to three months.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Allison Bray

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that people will be able to receive a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine three months after their second dose.

Mr Donnelly accepted the recommendation that has been made by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac).

Up until now those who had received the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines were forced to wait at least five months after their second dose before they could receive a booster.

Mr Donnelly wrote on Twitter: “I have this evening accepted a recommendation from NIAC that the gap between completion of primary schedule of Covid-19 vaccination and a booster dose will be reduced to three months.

"Boosters will continue to be offered in the priority order previously recommended.”

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