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Ministry of Health urges people to get booster shots to reduce Omicron threat

The Ministry of Health has urged Lao people across the country to receive first and second booster dose to reduce the outbreak of Omicron variant.

As daily Covid-19 infections are rising every day in Laos, the highly transmissible Omicron variant has been driving an unprecedented surge of infections globally.

“Our country is now focusing on accelerating vaccinations across the country. We urge all of you to bring your children and family to be fully vaccinated, including with a booster shot,” said Wednesday Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay.

“It is very important to get a booster shot because if you get all recommended doses, regardless of the type of the vaccine you have received, after 3 months your immune system will be weakened.”

Booster vaccines are available at central hospitals including Friendship Hospital, Mahosot Hospital, Setthathirath Hospital, Hospital 103, Hospital 5 April, and provincial and district hospitals nationwide as well as at vaccination facilities designated by Covid-19 Taskforce Committee.

Source: Lao News Agency