A committee of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) It recommended that an additional dose of any of the coronavirus vaccines already licensed by the agency be administered to “moderately or severely immunosuppressed.”
Its about Strategic Consultative Group of Experts (SAGE) of the WHO, which specified that it is not a recommendation for the general population but a third dose specifically for immunosuppressed people.
The clarification arises because the institution continues to request that the possibility of a third generalized dose be postponed at least until the end of the year to allow for earlier vaccination in countries where the level of immunization is still very low.
“Our recommendation now is that people who are immunosuppressed receive an additional dose” to bring their immune response to the level of protection necessary to prevent severe forms of the disease or death, “explained Dr. Kate O’Brien, Director. of the WHO Vaccination Service.
They are immunosuppressed people, whose body has a low defense system, and who did not participate in the clinical trials with which the vaccination protocols were established, the news agency noted. AFP.
This third dose will have to be injected “one to three months” after the second, Dr. O’Brien explained.
The same committee indicated that a third dose should also be administered to people over 60 years of age vaccinated with anticovid immunizers from the Chinese companies Sinovac and Sinopharm.
That third dose can be of another vaccine of another type, specified the Strategic Consultative Group of Experts (SAGE) of the WHO, in a press conference.