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Covid-19: The National Medical Taskforce Calls on Eligible Individuals to Receive Second Booster Shot

The National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) calls on all eligible individuals to receive a second COVID-19 booster shot every nine months to strengthen their immunity against variants of the COVID-19 and to protect public health.

Vaccinated individuals, aged 12 years and above, have the following booster shot options:
• Pfizer-BioNTech
• The same vaccination as their first and second dose.
• Eligible individuals, ages 18 years and above, can opt to take the Valneva vaccination
• Recovered individuals can take a second optional booster shot six months after the date of infection and nine months following their first booster shot.

The Taskforce has emphasized the importance of voluntarily wearing a mask both indoors and outdoors in accordance with precautionary guidelines and stressed the importance of wearing masks when visiting health facilities and interacting with vulnerable, at-risk individuals.

Vaccination protocols followed by the Kingdom of Bahrain can be accessed on the Ministry of Health’s website:

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