Booster shots – who needs them and who doesn’t?

Although initial Covid-19 vaccination is important, there are groups of people who are recommended to sign up for a third or booster shot.
Booster shots are for:
people older than 65 years;
people aged 18 years or older who live in social care centres, nursing homes or work in healthcare, which have the highest risk of Covid-19 infection;
people aged 50 or older who suffer from chronic illnesses and therefore a higher right of Covid-19 infection;
all who have received Jannsen vaccine injection – regardless of age.
Booster shots should be administered no sooner and no later than six months after a full course vaccination (two shots) using Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine) or Vaxzevria (prev. AstraZeneca) and within eight months of receiving Spikevax (prev. Moderna) vaccine.
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National Immunisation Council does not recommend booster shots to people younger than 30 years and who do no suffer from any major side illnesses.
The council stresses that it is an absolute priority to provide uninterrupted and easily accessible primary vaccination!