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EU proposes booster jabs for 2022 travel as Covid-19 cases spike

The European Commission has proposed that EU residents will have booster Covid-19 jabs if they want to travel to another country within the bloc next summer.

The Commission wants to harmonise rules across the 27 EU nations to allow free movement as cases begin to surge.

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EU Governments kicked off a debate on the topic on Tuesday with Greece proposing that people should be able to travel freely if they have received a dose in the past six months.

The executive commission is proposing that people should be considered covered if the final dose of their primary vaccination was administered within the last nine months.

As most EU residents were given their final doses in the second quarter and third quarter of the year, their coverage would expire by the middle of next year.

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The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention stated yesterday that vaccine boosters should be recommended for all adults.

EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides stated, “For everyone to travel and live as safely as possible, we need to reach significantly higher vaccination rates – urgently. We also need to reinforce our immunity with booster vaccines”.

IMAGE – “Ursula von der Leyen presents her vision to MEPs” by European Parliament is licensed under CC BY 2.0/ “201214-D-BN624-0811” (CC BY 2.0) by U.S. Secretary of Defense

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