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Additional Covid-19 booster doses for 50+ age group<p>​</p><p>The City of Cape Town encourages persons 50 and older to get an additional booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. <br></p><p>The latest vaccination schedule allows for the additional booster dose 120 days after your first booster. <br></p><p><strong>Vaccination schedule:</strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;"><strong>Age 50+ years </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;"><strong>    Primary vaccination</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;"><strong>Booster</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:12.5%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Dose 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Interval</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Booster 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Interval</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Booster 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Interval</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Booster 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Start with 1 dose Johnson & Johnson</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1 dose J&J </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">60 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1st booster J&J or Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">90 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2nd booster J&J or Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">120 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3rd booster Pfizer </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Start with 2 doses Pfizer</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1st dose Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">21 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2nd dose Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">90 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1st booster         J&J or Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">120 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2nd booster Pfizer </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Age 18+ to 49 years </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>    Primary vaccination</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Booster</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Dose 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Interval</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Dose 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Interval</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Booster 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Interval</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Booster 2</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Start with 1 dose Johnson & Johnson</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1 dose J&J </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">60 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1st booster J&J or Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">90 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>2nd booster </p><p>J&J or Pfizer</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Start with 2 doses Pfizer</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1st dose Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">21 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2nd dose Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">90 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1st booster         J&J or Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Age 12 to 18 years </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>    Primary vaccination</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Booster</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Dose 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Interval</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Dose 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Start with 1 dose Johnson & Johnson</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1 dose J&J </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Start with 2 doses Pfizer</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1st dose Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">21 days</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2nd dose Pfizer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Vaccine or booster dose as</p><p>'It is important that we not lose sight of the fact that the rate of vaccinations was a key reason why we were able to return to life as we know it. And so I encourage everyone to continue following the prescripts of the vaccination schedule and get their second booster dose if they qualify. To persons who have not been vaccinated at all, it is not too late – you can still get your jabs and help strengthen our fight against Covid-19,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia Van der Ross.<br></p><p>Vaccination remains the best form of protection against severe disease and death, even as the Covid-19 virus continues to mutate.<br></p><p>Getting booster doses offer protection against waning immunity, and early evidence shows that vaccination may protect persons from the phenomenon known as long Covid.<br></p><p>Since the vaccination rollout got under way, more than 5,5 million doses have been administered in the metropole, with 1,7 million (47%) of persons having been fully vaccinated.<br></p><p>By age group, the percentages of persons fully vaccinated are as follows:<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">60 and older</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">65%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">50 - 59</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">62%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">35 - 49</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">59%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">18 - 34</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">42%</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>'We applaud each and every person who has stepped up to be vaccinated, and encourage those who are now eligible for a second booster dose to please do so to ensure continued protection against severe disease. Covid-19 is no longer a pandemic, but it doesn't mean that it has disappeared altogether and we have to continue doing our very best to protect the status quo. I want to challenge our young people to follow the lead of their elders, and get vaccinated, for their own health and safety, but also that of their loved ones,' added Councillor Van der Ross.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>2022-07-20T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d;L0|#03cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d|Elderly;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#5fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab;L0|#05fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab|Health10

 

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