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Booster shot protocols reviewed to include eligible citizens 18 and over who are fully vaccinated

Booster shot protocols reviewed to include eligible citizens 18 and over who are fully vaccinated
23 Sep 2021

Following an approval by the Government Executive Committee, the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19), has announced the approval of a booster shot for those 18 years of age and above, who have received a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca (Covishield), or Sputnik V vaccine at least six months ago.

Eligible individuals could opt for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine as booster shot, or the same vaccine they have received for their first and second doses, as a booster shot. 

The Taskforce noted that those aged 18 to 39, who have taken the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at least three months ago, can take a booster shot, instead of the initial recommendation of 6 months. 

The Taskforce further announced the approval of a second dose of a the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and have obtained one does of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.

The Taskforce further added that individuals who have recovered from the COVID-19, can receive a vaccine three months from the date of infection, and a booster dose 12 months from the date of infection.

The Taskforce noted that the vaccination protocols were developed in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain's comprehensive efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect public health.

To register for a vaccine or booster shot, please visit the BeAware application or the Ministry of Health's website on healthalert.gov.bh.