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Czech Government Cuts Wait for 2nd COVID Shot

July 16, 2021 < 1 min read

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Czech Government Cuts Wait for 2nd COVID Shot

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The Czech Republic will halve the waiting time to get a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to three weeks, as the country races to boost vaccinations and fend off new coronavirus variants.

Czechia has administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 48% of its total population, lagging behind the European Union average. The Pfizer vaccine has been the most widely used. Czechs are aiming to boost vaccination numbers before the autumn and as new coronavirus infections slowly start to rise again, hoping to get younger people inoculated.

Almost 36% of the country’s 10.7 million population has been fully vaccinated since the end of December 2020. Around 100,000 to 120,000 shots a day were administered on weekdays in June, although the start of the summer holiday season led to a slight drop in vaccinations last week.