The third dose of the jab will initially be offered to those with compromised immunity in Spain
The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, specified that the third dose is intended for those with solid organ transplants, hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and people undergoing treatment with anti-CD20 drugs.
The decision follows a recommendation by the Vaccine Report and the Covid-19 Vaccination Technical Working Group (GTT), who have indicated that the booster jab should be administered at least 28 days following the second dose. In the case of people undergoing treatment with anti-DC20 drugs (most commonly used in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia), the third vaccine must be administered six months after the end of therapy. In addition, it is preferable that the same vaccine be used as was initially administered.
In related news, the Public Health Commission has updated its response strategy ahead of children returning to school, announcing that close contacts (students, teachers and other centre staff) of an infected person who have either been fully vaccinated or have overcome Covid themselves in the past 180 days will no longer have to quarantine.
Those exempted from self-isolating will be advised to avoid contact with vulnerable people and to use masks in all their social interactions.
Source: Murcia Today