Czech PM to receive third dose of Covid-19 vaccine in October

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will receive his third vaccine dose on October 7, one day before general elections in the Czech Republic.

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Published on 25.09.2021 09:57 (updated on 25.09.2021)

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will receive his third dose of Covid-19 vaccination at the Central Military Hospital in Prague on October 7, he told Czech Television on Friday.

The Prime Minister will be re-vaccinated one day before the start of the general election in the Czech Republic, which will take place October 8-9.

Babiš was one of the first people in the Czech Republic to get vaccinated when he received his first dose of the vaccine at the same hospital on December 27, 2020.

The Prime Minister and war veteran Emilie Řepíková were the first to receive the Pfizer vaccine when regular vaccinations began in the Czech Republic late last year.

Babiš received his second dose on January 24.

The third vaccine can be administered in the Czech Republic as of this past Monday. People who have gone eight months since completing their initial Covid-19 vaccination are eligible for the third dose.

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Currently, the third dose is being administered to healthcare professionals and senior citizens via social care institutions.

Approximately 1,900 people in the Czech Republic have received a third vaccine dose to date. By the end of September, roughly 40,000 people will be eligible for a third dose. By the end of the year, over one million people will be eligible.

The pace of vaccination has been slowing down over the past several weeks. Over 5.9 million people in the Czech Republic, or roughly 55 percent of the total population, have completed their vaccination to date.

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