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Andalusia: Those born between 1976 and 1981 can now make an appointment for vaccinations.

The booster dose is recommended for all pregnant women, regardless of age.

The Andalusian Health Service (SAS) opened this Monday the self-appointment for the COVID-19 booster dose to people born between 1972 and 1975 (aged 49 to 46), while today, Wednesday, it will be open to people born between 1976 and 1981 (aged 45 to 40).

Appointments can be made through the usual channels: the SAS website via ClicSalud+, the mobile application and the Salud Responde telephone number (955 54 50 60) and also at your health centre, preferably by telephone.

As for the walk-in vaccination points, those pending a booster dose can attend, provided they are 46 years of age or older; those who received a Janssen dose or the AstraZeneca guideline; as well as people aged 12 years or older who have not yet started the vaccination process with the first dose or who are awaiting the second dose.

Booster doses

In the case of adults, and following the latest decision taken by the Public Health Commission, the booster dose is indicated if five months, not six, have passed since the second dose of messenger RNA (Pfizer or Moderna). In addition, 3 months after the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and 3 months after vaccination with Janssen. In the booster dose, messenger RNA vaccines will be administered.

In the case of children, Pfizer’s specific preparation, in addition to containing a smaller amount of active ingredient, separates the two doses by an interval of eight weeks instead of three. Throughout Andalusia, vaccinations will continue to be carried out in this age group from 11 to 5 years of age, mainly in health centres and external points, although mobile units are also expected to intervene.

On the other hand, a booster dose is now recommended for all pregnant women who have already been vaccinated, regardless of their age, if at least five months have passed since the last dose of the full Pfizer or Moderna vaccination schedule; if at least three months have passed since the last dose of the full AstraZeneca schedule; and if at least three months have passed since the Janssen dose.

The SAS also has open self-appointment schedules for people who received the one-dose Janssen schedule and the two-dose AstraZeneca schedule. For people who received Janssen more than three months ago, regardless of age, a second dose is administered with mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna). For people who received two doses from AstraZeneca at least three months ago, regardless of age and whether they have passed COVID-19 infection before or after vaccination, a messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) will be administered.

For the time being, persons who received an AstraZeneca dose followed by an mRNA dose (Pfizer or Moderna), or vice versa, are not eligible for this booster dose, as the immunity and efficacy of these heterologous schedules has been found to be more potent and prolonged in these cases.

In children under 65 years pending any dose of vaccine (first, second or booster), it should be taken into account if COVID has been passed recently, as it is preferable to wait four weeks for vaccination after the occurrence or diagnosis of the infection. From 65 years of age onwards, the four-week waiting period is not necessary, simply that the person is well and out of isolation.

All information on vaccination is available on the website https://www.andavac.es/.



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