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Fifth Covid jab available from Thursday

file photo: a man receives a dose of the sputnik v vaccine against the coronavirus disease (covid 19) at a vaccination centre in zilina, slovakia

The administration of the fifth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is set to begin on Thursday, the health ministry announced in a statement.

To be vaccinated with the fifth jab, five months must have elapsed since the administration of the third one. The fourth jab is still optional, according to the health ministry. 

Deputy director of nursing services Evagoras Tambouris said the fifth dose would possibly be reserved for the elderly, those living in nursing homes, health professionals and vulnerable groups. 

According to the health ministry, Pfizer vaccines are available at vaccination centres from Monday to Friday, while Moderna vaccines are available every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Vaccination centres are located in Nicosia at the State Fair, in Larnaca at the Old Hospital, in Limassol at the Linopetra health centre, in Paphos at the Paphos general hospital and in Paralimni at the Famagusta health centre. All operate from 8am to 2.30pm. 

Vaccination centres will also operate in Kyperounta at the village’s vaccination centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and at Polis Chrysochous hospital every Tuesday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. 

So far, a total 3,846 people have received the fourth jab since September 20. 

 

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