New vaccine decisions: Will the 4th dose of vaccine be given?

As part of the fight against Covid-19, the vaccination program is continuing rapidly across the country.

New decisions have been taken by the Ministry of Health on issues such as the number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and the age groups to which it has been administered, in order to effectively continue the fight against the epidemic.

In this context, the right to the Covid-19 vaccine has been defined for those over 15 and over 12 with a chronic disease.

Health workers and those in the priority group were entitled to a fourth dose of the vaccine.

WHO CAN RECEIVE THE FOURTH DOSE?

In addition, due to the fact that two doses of BioNTech vaccine are required by some countries when traveling abroad, the right to a fourth dose of vaccine has been defined for those who have received two doses of Sinovac and one dose of BioNTech.

The fourth dose of the vaccine will be optional and not mandatory. Those who have three doses of Sinovac will not be able to have a fourth dose of Sinovac or BioNTech. This will be an app made entirely for those on their third dose of BioNTech.

THOSE WHO HAVE A POSITIVE PCR TEST WILL BE VACCINATED AFTER ONE MONTH

People with a positive PCR test could previously be vaccinated 3 months after recovering from the disease. With the new decision, this period has been reduced to 1 month.

EXPLANATION BY MINISTER KOCA

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the 4th dose request is for those who will travel to countries requesting two doses of mRNA vaccine, and shared information that “There is no additional vaccine requirement, except for a special travel request “.

In his message on his Twitter account, Koca recalled that only certain types of vaccines are accepted in certain countries.

Minister Koca’s statement is as follows:

“A special arrangement has been made for people who request 2 doses of mRNA vaccine in order to comply with the regulations of the country concerned. There is no additional vaccination requirement except for special trips.

To date, no additional dose of vaccine is necessary for anyone who has received 2 doses of mRNA vaccine or 3 doses of inactivated vaccine. There is absolutely no such medical necessity.

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