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7/23, 10:43 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Spain may administer third vaccine dose - minister

Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias stated on Friday that "everything indicates" the authorities will need to administer a third "booster" dose of vaccines against COVID-19 to combat the further spread of the disease in the future.

Darias told Onda Cero her department is still discussing the move and when it will start distributing additional shots. She added healthcare workers will use the vaccines made by Moderna Inc., and Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE as booster doses. Darias also noted the Spaniards might need to vaccinate every year and urged them to "keep on" getting jabs until 100% of the population is inoculated, if possible.

Earlier this month, the Spanish Health Ministry described the health situation in the country as "very delicate." Meanwhile, Darias noted the number of infections from COVID-19 registered daily has been declining in the past few days.

Breaking the News / JR