(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The Czech Health Ministry on Monday announced a new campaign to
promote COVID-19 vaccination amid concerns for an autumn wave of
the pandemic and launched registrations for the second booster
dose, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
'Adults in the Czech Republic can be revaccinated with a second
booster dose at a practitioner's office or without an appointment
in a network of vaccination centers as of July 18... Today we are
launching a reservation system for this latest dose as well, which
will simplify the entire revaccination process for people,' Health
Minister Vlastimil Valek said in a statement.
The minister also said that the Czech Republic will not
re-introduce drastic restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of
COVID-19 during the upcoming autumn wave.
Although it is not known precisely when the autumn wave will
begin, the Health Ministry hopes to launch the main part of its
vaccination campaign under the slogan --'We get vaccinated to live
without fear'-- in September, in public media and outdoor
'As a doctor and as a minister, I appeal to each of you to get
vaccinated. Vaccines are tested and proven to reduce the risk of
infection and severe cases,' he tweeted.
The minister said that vaccination will 'probably have to be
repeated as long as the virus is with us.' He also emphasized the
ministry's recommendation of wearing respirators in high-risk
areas, like hospitals and nursing homes.
Since COVID-19 was first detected in the Czech Republic in March
2020, there have been a total of 4,012,244 confirmed cases -- not
including re-infections, as of Sunday, according to Health Ministry
data. A total of 40,647 have succumbed to the virus.
Meanwhile, nearly 6.9 million people in the country, which has a
population of about 10.5 million, have been fully vaccinated.
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