Butantan disputes the Ministry of Health and defends the effectiveness of CoronaVac in the elderly

In the current context of vaccination in countries, a lot has been sought regarding booster doses, which has further lit up the hope of many in the fight against covid-19. However, for those who do not aspire to get the vaccine, the third dose (or second, in the case of single-dose immunizers like Janssen’s) is responsible for leaving a foot behind.

It turns out that, in September, a search conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 71% of unvaccinated respondents said the need for boosters indicated that the vaccines were not working. According to the study, the number of people who definitely refuse to take the vaccine has remained between 15 and 12% of respondents.

On the other hand, the number of people undecided about the vaccine has drastically decreased: in December, they represented 39% of respondents. In this last survey, they represented only 7%. It is worth directing attention to another group as well, which represents 4% of research participants: those who would only be vaccinated if their workplace or school requires it.

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As doctors try to encourage vaccinated people to seek the booster, they struggle to defend this need for the third dose for those who have not yet received the first, having to conduct two different types of campaigns.

Some US health care professionals are working with vaccines within reach, just in case an anti-vaccine person decides they want to get the dose. The idea is that if the person does not take the immunizing agent at the clinic at that exact moment, they can forget or change their mind in the future. But, at this point, many doctors declare they are tired of so much effort to convince these people, considering that it is something that brings little return, since even patients with high risk factors refuse to take the vaccine.

Source: The New York Times

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