Scientist Sara Gilbert said that if anything, it should apply to the elderly or people with weakened immunity, not “everyone.”
Mexico City (apro).- Sara Gilbert, the scientist who developed the AstraZeneca vaccine, said there is no need for a booster dose of covid-19 because the immunity gained from the complete vaccination program is “continuously good”.
Interview with Daily Telegraph: The Oxford University expert stated that the program’s immunity is long-lasting, and can even resist the most contagious form of the coronavirus, Delta.
Gilbert said that booster doses should only be given to those with compromised immunity or the elderly, and not everyone.
“We will evaluate every situation. We will give boosters to those with compromised immune system and the elderly.”
He stressed the need for vaccines to be sent to third world countries where they aren’t currently being immunized. He also said that he would submit this proposal to the UK. “We have to provide vaccines in countries where people aren’t vaccinated. We need to do more in this area. He stressed that the most effective dose has the highest impact.
“As the coronavirus spreads among people, it will mutate, adapt and evolve, just like the Delta variant. We hope to end these epidemics as soon as we can.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, also known as JCVI, is currently considering whether to recommend a winter third booster dose. On Thursday, the British medical regulator declared that boosters of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines were safe.
The latest data shows that 80.4% of UK residents over 16 have had a coronavirus vaccine.
Gilbert warned that Britain must be prepared for another pandemic in the interview.
The scientist explained that bats could carry many pathogens and infect humans. He also stressed the importance of preparing for another pandemic. .
“There will be another epidemic. He warned that although it sounds bad, we should be prepared. (Information from EFE and AP)