PM: government to shorten interval between primary inoculation and booster vaccine for over 60s

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš says the government will shorten the minimal interval between primary inoculation and the Covid booster vaccine from six to five months for people over 60 and those with chronic illnesses.

He made the announcement ahead of Monday’s cabinet meeting, which is expected to debate Covid-related issues, including compensation for those hit by the latest restrictions.

According to the CTK news agency, the State Institute for Drug Control has issued a recommendation shortening the interval between primary inoculation and the booster vaccine.

Studies conducted by Czech immunologists suggest that vaccine-induced immunity against Covid drops to 60 percent after six months and to under 50 percent after nine months. A booster shot ups immunity back to 90 percent.