The medical journal published an article in which experts pointed out that more evidence is needed to determine whether the third round of immunization is appropriate.
Mexico City (apro). – Today’s Lancet Medical Journal published an article in which experts from the US Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization reinforced the following Argument: A booster vaccine against covid-19 is unnecessary.
Experts believe that more evidence is required to support the reinforcement.
This text was published a week before U.S. officials began to immunize the public with new coronavirus vaccines.
Experts from WHO also stated that there is no urgent need to give the vaccine to the poor.
The medical report stated that the decision about whether to enhance or increase time should be made based on careful analysis of adequate controlled clinical and epidemiological data, or both, that indicate the persistence of serious illnesses. Diminish. Magazine. Lancet.
They stated that risk-benefit assessments should take into consideration the expected number of COVID-19-related deaths and whether the booster is safe or effective against the current variant.
“There is no evidence to suggest that there should be an increase in the general population. They are still very effective in treating serious disease.”
But not all people believe so. Some countries, including Israel have launched a Dose Booster Campaign against COVID-19. This campaign provides data about the need for additional injections that are supported by the Biden government.
Marion Gruber (head of FDA’s Office of Research and Vaccines) and Phil Krause (deputy director), were the authors of this article. Krause plans to resign from the FDA in the near future.
Additionally, they acknowledge that not all people can benefit from additional doses, especially those with immunosuppression.
According to them, if the initial vaccine does not work, or new vaccines are developed, boosters might be necessary.
Scientists warn that booster doses may be dangerous if they are administered too soon or too often.
This article was written by Mike Ryan, Ana-Maria Henao–Restrepo, and Soumya Swaminathan (top WHO scientists).
According to the authors, “If current vaccine supplies are used by people who have never been vaccinated before,” more lives could be saved. (Information from Reuters)