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Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with diabetes and severe obesity

11/05/2022 09:06

As of Wednesday, a booster/4th vaccine dose (mRNA technology) will also be administered to people of any age with diabetes and severe obesity (BMI ≥40 or ≥35 with metabolic syndrome), provided that the five-month period since the previous booster/3rd dose has elapsed, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

It is noted that beneficiaries can go to vaccination centres by presenting a medical certificate from a specialist (ID card or passport and vaccination card) or they can express interest in arranging a vaccination appointment through the attending physician by sending a request to [email protected]. Receiving the booster/4th dose is optional.

Vaccination centres can be found in the State Fair in Nicosia, the Old Hospital in Larnaca, Linopetra Health Centre in Limassol, the General Hospital in Paphos, the Famagusta Health Centre, the Vaccination Centre (formerly SPE) in Kyperounda, and the Polis Chrysochous Hospital (every Tuesday 9:30am to 2:00pm).

The vaccination center hours (walk-in) are the following: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:00am - 3pm, Wednesday, 8:00am - 6pm and Saturday, 8:00am - 1pm.

It is further noted that vaccine administration may be carried out 14 days after the infection, provided that there are no active symptoms against COVID-19.