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Health Ministry to consider booster dose of vaccine against COVID-19 after publication of relevant clinical studies
KYIV. Sept 10 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Ministry of Health will consider the introduction of a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine after the publication of relevant clinical trials, Deputy Health Minister Ihor Kuzin said in an online interview with UNHCR’s medical expert at the UN Children’s Fund.
"We will consider the third booster dose only if there is adequate, verified, evidence of its effectiveness. But this issue is likely to be considered no earlier than November, because the research will be published no earlier than the end of September," he said.
Kuzin also said that, most likely, this issue will be considered not in relation to the entire population, but only for representatives of risk groups.
"We have not seen any research showing that the introduction of a third booster dose is a significant benefit to the population. There are some reports that the introduction of booster doses may be beneficial for people who have immune problems or comorbidities. This is a recommendation that we will consider, but we do not plan to use the third dose on a large scale yet," the deputy minister said.