The Finnish health authorities have begun preparing for a campaign to boost the Covid vaccine this winter, although the government has not yet made a final decision on whether such doses are needed.
According to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the administration of the third dose is not in a hurry at the moment, as the vaccine seems to retain its effectiveness well.
If Finland decides to launch a new mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, the boosters will initially target vulnerable individuals.
"Now there are no signs that the power has been reduced. If monitoring shows that booster doses are needed, we will continue to do so," Taneli Puumalainen said the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
As part of the EU’s joint procurement of vaccines, Finland is planning future effects. According to Puumalainen, the coronavirus situation this autumn will show whether a third dose is needed after a complete vaccination.
"If there is a reason to give a third shot, we will start with residents of nursing homes, the elderly and chronic diseases." he explained.
Although Finland had to slowly deliver initial doses of vaccine, Puumalainen said he did not believe that logistical problems would be a problem for the effects.
Source: The Nordic Page