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Sílvia Lucutuca admits the possible administration of the third dose of the vaccine against covid-19

Health professionals who are at the forefront of the fight against covid-19 may, next year, receive a third dose of the vaccine, admitted Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta.


"We are very concerned about our frontline health professionals, those who work even in the areas of covid. To this group, which is not a very large group, we are already evaluating the possibility of having a third dose "he stated.

The official explained that the intention to proceed with another dose of the vaccine is linked to the fact that the new waves of the disease have a more lethal nature in its transmission, writes Angop.

Speaking in the large interview space of TPA and quoted by Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA), the head of the Health portfolio made it known that despite the immunization of health professionals with a third dose, the administration of the second dose of the vaccine to the population continues to be the priority.

"We still want to give more people the opportunity to have at least two doses done, to have the possibility of having full immunity," she said, adding that later they will also "think about third doses, but in very specific groups."