Mauritius has started giving a second booster Covid-19 shot to adults over the age of 59 and those considered susceptible.
The health ministry states that while this dose is not required, it is highly recommended. For those who received a single dose of Johnson & Johnson, this will be their third jab.
This will be the fourth dose for those who have previously had immunizations that required two shots.
According to the WHO, as of Thursday April 14, Mauritius has recorded 37,210 Covid-19 infections and 985 deaths.
Meanwhile, last month, Botswana introduced new COVID-19 guidelines barring entry to visitors that have not taken booster shots. The new measures take effect from Monday.
A statement by the Secretary of Botswana Health ministry, Christopher Nyanga said being fully vaccinated means having taken two doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen or single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
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