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European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends booster doses for all adults 18 years of age and older

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The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)1 has recommended a booster shot, a so-called ‘boost shot’, for all adults 18 years of age and older.

AFP and others reported on the 24th local time that ECDC Director Andrea Amon recommended booster vaccinations for all adults and, in particular, said that people over the age of 40 should be given priority.

ECDC Director Amon emphasized that booster vaccination can increase the effectiveness of preventing infection due to reduced immunity and prevent further hospitalization and death.

In a report released on the same day, the ECDC reported that the effectiveness of preventing infection and preventing aggravation after booster vaccination in Israel and the United Kingdom increased significantly in all age groups in a short period of time.

Amon also called for higher rates of vaccination in Member States where vaccination rates are low.

In the EU, the completion rate of COVID-19 vaccination as a percentage of the population is 65.7%. However, by member states, Bulgaria is 24.5% and Portugal is 81.5%, etc., there is a big difference between countries.

The ECDC warns that large disparities in vaccination rates across countries create an immunity gap and leave room for spread.

ECDC said that if public health measures are not taken immediately, along with efforts to vaccinate the entire population, the burden of COVID-19 will be very high next month and January next year in the EU 27 member countries and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, which are part of the European Economic Area (EEA). I looked forward.

[사진 출처 : AFP=연합뉴스]

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