Those who received the first dose of Moderna can receive either Pfizer or AstraZeneca as a 2nd dose to complete their primary series.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SECOND COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOT//M.P. SHAH HOSPITAL

What’s new?

The COVID-19 eligibility is now extended to ages 12-17 years.

The Second booster vaccines are now available

Which vaccines are recommended for ages 12-17?

mRNA (Pfizer BioNTech) recommended as per schedule

NB:

Parental/Guardian Consent required

Proof of age required e.g. Birth certificate

What about COVID 19 boosters??

1st booster can be given 6 months from completion of the primary series ie AstraZeneca | Pfizer | Moderna | Jonsson.

All adults who have received the 1st booster are eligible for the second booster after 6months of receiving the 1st.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adults 18 years & above.
  • Children between 12-17 years.
  • Priority groups – the elderly above 58 years, those with comorbidities, health workers, and immunocompromised persons.
  • Provide consent (parents need to be informed of planned vaccination).
  • Persons who have previously had SARS-COV-2 infection whether symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Special Information

Johnson & Johnson VACCINE

  • Primary dose – one
  • The booster can be given two to six months following the primary series (i.e. first booster).
  • 2nd booster – will be provided for those who have received the first booster.

: Moderna vaccine (Pfizer & Moderna) will be used for the second booster & will be administered 6 months after the first booster dose.

MIXING OF VACCINES

  • In certain situations, the mRNA & viral vector primary COVID-19 vaccine series can be mixed & matched.
  • Those who received the first dose of AstraZeneca can receive a 2nd dose of Pfizer after 8 weeks to complete their primary series.
  • Those who received the first dose of Moderna can receive either Pfizer or AstraZeneca as a 2nd dose to complete their primary series.

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