3 cases of new Omicron variant detected in Kenya

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Since the Covid-19 outbreak, many people have wondered how many shots it takes to be considered a fully vaccinated person, because vaccinations seem endless.

Nevertheless, it has become apparent worldwide that for a person to be fully vaccinated, they must receive a booster shot.

According to the latest updates from the Ministry of Health, a booster shot is essential for those who received the first and second shots to boost their immunity.

As a result, full protection from Covid-19 is now a principle for Rwandans living abroad and all outbound passengers according to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

“That a person is fully vaccinated is a principle for Rwandans going out,” the Rwanda Biomedical Center warned unvaccinated travellers.

Among these is a concern to mix up the shots which medical staff assure has no side effects, which the Ministry of Health has cleared as reminders are approved by the Center Rwanda Biomedical, the Rwanda FDA and the World Health Organization, therefore that the mixture of vaccines offers greater protection.

The U.S. Food and Drug Authority said in a press release on Monday that “the single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine provides continued protection against COVID-19 and the associated severe consequences that may occur, including hospitalization and death.

Additionally, the agency determined that more than 6,300 people ages 12 to 15 who received a booster dose of the vaccine at least 5 months after the completion of the two-dose primary vaccination series were safe.

Globally, a number of countries are advising their citizens to have booster shots to boost their immunity.

For example, the government of Singapore has confirmed that from February 14, 2022, anyone who has not received a Covid-19 booster will lose their vaccination status.

The Singapore Ministry of Health has warned that individuals should take their booster vaccination around five months after completing the primary vaccination after 9 months.

The ministry wrote; “After receiving their booster, they will continue to be considered fully vaccinated beyond 270 days.”

European countries under the EU have also urged their citizens to get a Covid-19 booster as a way to get fully vaccinated as the only means of protection.

“We urge all EU citizens to get fully vaccinated and to follow the recommendations on booster vaccination,” writes the European Medicines Agency.

Meanwhile, the Israeli government is inoculating health workers with the fourth Covid-19 vaccine as a demonstration to see if the second round of boosters can help contain the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

However, some like the United States, it is too early to discuss a possible booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine for most people.

“I think it’s early to talk about a fourth dose,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters.

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