People aged 40 or over in the Czech Republic will be invited to get a Covid jab at the end of June, Health Minister Petr Arenberger has said.
“At the end of May or the latest beginning of June, we can vaccinate 100,000 people a day. Registrations for the over-40 age group could also open by the end of June,” he added.
People above the age of 65 can start registration for Covid-19 vaccine starting today 14 April.
Meanwhile, the reproduction number dropped below 1 after two days again, data from the health ministry show.
The reproduction number R stands for the people infected by one positive person. If it is above 1.00, the epidemic is gaining momentum, while figures below it imply it is receding. Experts say the recent mild growth was caused by fewer tests carried out during Easter.
Today, the reproduction number dropped from 0.92 to 0.80.
The health ministry recorded 3,238 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, a down from 5,281 cases on the same day last week.
The official death toll has risen to 28,317, rising by 88 on the day, which also includes revisions to previous days, according to ministry data.
The Czech Republic has the highest cumulative per capita death toll in the world, according to Our World in Data.