Sweden to offer third COVID-19 jab to the elderly

A health worker vaccinates an elderly person with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination clinic in a church in Sollentuna, north of Stockholm, Sweden March 2, 2021. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/via REUTERS STOCKHOLM, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Sweden will offer additional groups, including people aged 80 and above, to top up their COVID-19 vaccinations with a third dose, the Nordic country’s health minister said on Tuesday.So far, a third jab has only been offered to small numbers, but Health Minister Lena Hallengren told a news conference this would be expanded also to those in nursing homes and were supported in assisted living systems.”Those with the greatest need will, as before, come first,” she told a news conference.Sweden will remove most remaining pandemic restrictions and recommendations later this week.Reporting by Niklas Pollard, editing by Anna RingstromOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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