Third dose of vaccines COVID? Yes, but only for people over 50 years old.
A committee of British experts recommended that the government offer a third dose of vaccine COVID to all those over 50 years to protect them during the winter, against a weakened immunization.
According to the AP agency, the expert committee indicates that the third dose will serve to protect the most vulnerable, since studies show that the immunity given by vaccines weakens over time.
The recommendation is to offer a third dose six months after the second.
COVID vaccines: third dose not endorsed by the World Health Organization
The British experts’ recommendation comes before Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines the new plan to combat the Coronavirus.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed out that a third dose is not recommended until all countries have vaccinated at least 40 percent of their population.
Above all, the WHO asks rich countries not to offer a third dose, and it is better to make them available to poor countries.
The WHO urges that – at least until the end of the year – third doses are not authorized in countries with large reserves.
Just last week, the director of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus He called for restraint and said he couldn’t keep quiet when the countries and companies that control the global supply of vaccines believe the poor should settle for scraps.
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COVID vaccines: there are countries that already offer a third dose
Israel It is one of the countries that already offers a third dose to people who have the complete scheme.
Meanwhile, the United States continues to analyze the measure of a booster dose.
However, the WHO insists there is no scientific justification.
Sarah Gilbert, a professor at the University of Oxford, told The Telegraph newspaper last week that the immunity of the vaccine remains well, even against the delta variant.
Regarding older people, the professor insisted that only immunosuppressed people might require a third dose, but two doses are sufficient protection.
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(With information from AP agency)