Those over age 65 are now eligible to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, as long as six months have passed since their second dose was applied. While the second dose is still being given out to the general public, it is seen as more important and urgent to give available booster doses to seniors first.
Anyone who is 65 years of age or older can go to any vaccination center, no matter where they live. They should contact the center of choice ahead of time for schedule information and to avoid crowds. If necessary, a family member can show up with the senior’s ID and vaccination card to make the appointment. They can also accompany the family member, if needed.
According to the CCSS Epidemiological Surveillance, there are 432,255 people over 65 who are ready for their third dose because their second one was at least six months ago. The call for vaccination is from today through the 24th.
Second doses are also being given out to those 12-18 year olds who were inoculated before October 25th. Third doses can be given to those over 18, based on availability and the plan at each center.