To add to the public health messaging confusion this is, of course, different than the CDC’s recommendation:
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) recommends a booster dose of coronavirus vaccine before the coming autumn/ winter season to:
- adults aged 65 years and above
- adults aged 18-64 years with underlying risk of a severe disease course
- adolescents aged 12-17 years with severe underlying conditions
- pregnant women in their second and third trimesters
For most people this will be their 4th dose, but for those with severely impaired immune systems, this will be their 5th dose. The recommended interval between a previous vaccine dose should be a minimum of 4 months.
The recommendation to take a new booster dose also applies if you have recently recovered from COVID-19. Having had COVID-19 will give good protection after you have been ill and you can therefore wait 3-4 months before you need to be given a new dose.
Source: Coronavirus vaccine – NIPH
Denmark made a similar recommendation, advising a Covid booster shot for those age 50 and above and for those with underlying health conditions (most any age).
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