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Cyprus rolls out COVID booster shots to all those over 18

People wait in line to receive a vaccine shot against COVID-19 at a 'Walk-in' vaccination center on the grounds of Cyprus' State Fair in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
People wait in line to receive a vaccine shot against COVID-19 at a 'Walk-in' vaccination center on the grounds of Cyprus' State Fair in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)

Cyprus says it will offer COVID-19 vaccination booster shots to all adults 18 and over.

The decision comes less than two weeks after the east Mediterranean island nation expanded its booster shot drive to include everyone over 50.

The only prerequisite to receive a booster shot is that six months needs to have elapsed since full vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Johnson&Johnson vaccines.

Like many parts of Europe, Cyprus has seen a rise in coronavirus infections in the last couple of weeks. Health experts say the increase is largely caused by those who haven’t been vaccinated. Around 80% of adults in Cyprus have been fully vaccinated.

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