The roll-out of the second booster vaccination programme will be similar to the first booster vaccination campaign, but only specific groups will be advised to take a second booster vaccine. Once again, priority groups have been determined on the basis of scientific advice and social debate.
The time between booster doses is best respected: The optimal time between two booster vaccinations is 6 months. For a booster vaccination, only an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is currently used.
For the time being, a second booster vaccine is only recommended for the groups listed below.
GROUP 1a: Most vulnerable population (people with increased risk of death or severe forms of COVID-19):
GROUP 1b: All persons active in it healthcare sector:
GROUP 1c: People living in the same household as people at high risk of severe disease
GROUP 2: Individuals aged 50-64 with certain risk factors such as obesity, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption
GROUP 3: Rest of the population, persons in good health between the ages of 18 and 64.
To date, a second COVID-19 booster vaccine has not been recommended by the Superior Health Council, but it is offered on a voluntary basis. This is at least 6 months after the last booster vaccination. Vaccination based on age of remaining population.