Experts recommend booster dose of vaccine

On July 25, America's top epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauchi suggested that people with compromised immune systems may need a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine - the third dose of the vaccine.

Medical workers give Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to people in Los Angeles, California, USA, May 14, 2021.
Medical workers give Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to people in Los Angeles, California, USA, May 14, 2021.

In an interview with CNN, Dr. Fauci said: "People who have undergone transplant surgery, cancer chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, i.e. are on immunosuppressive regimens, are the first ones. should be considered when administering a third booster dose of vaccine. Recent studies show that the immunity levels of people who have been vaccinated can decrease, and US health officials are studying the data to determine when is the right time to get a booster vaccine.

The above statements come after on July 23, Pfizer/BioNTech also announced that the US had purchased 200 million doses of vaccine to implement the vaccination program for children as well as prepare for the possibility of a third dose of vaccine. for some people who have had 2 doses. Last week, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced that Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine was effective in preventing COVID-19 infection and disease symptoms.

However, Israel still insists that getting two doses of this vaccine is highly effective in preventing the disease from progressing. Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine failure to prevent disease occurred with the spread of the Delta variant, which is currently the main strain in Israel. Therefore, the country is conducting a third dose of injections for people with weakened immune systems, which includes people with cardiovascular diseases, lungs, kidneys, liver transplants or cancer patients. undergoing chemotherapy.

Fauci added that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering adjusting its COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Accordingly, the agency is considering making a recommendation that people who have had enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine still maintain wearing masks in public places. He emphasized that some localities with high rates of COVID-19 have done this in the context that the number of new cases in the US continues to increase.

Last week, the White House said the number of new COVID-19 cases in the US increased the most in areas with low vaccination rates. The states of Florida, Texas and Missouri account for about 40% of new cases nationwide, of which about 20% of new cases are in Florida. On July 25, the US CDC also said that the number of people vaccinated in the past 24 hours was 778,996 people. This level is much lower than the record number of 4.63 million doses of the vaccine injected on April 10. Health experts attribute the recent surge in COVID-19 cases to the lack of vaccination rates in the US to cope with the Delta variant's strong transmission rate.

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