The epidemiological situation continues to deteriorate in most Balkan countries, forcing some of them to introduce stricter local restrictive measures. At the same time, efforts by the authorities to stimulate vaccination continue, with a third dose of the vaccine already being offered in some countries.
It has been proven that a certain period after immunization, the protection decreases. Therefore, I did not hesitate, as with the "first needle", to put a "third."
This is the argument of the deputy of the Military Medical Academy (MMA) Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiiski. The hospital said that he and 11 other colleagues had received an additional dose of COVID vaccine.
Currently, the Delta version of the coronavirus is dominant in Bulgaria,told BGNES virologist Prof. Radka Argirova.
She pointed out that so far the "Mu" strain has not been detected in our country, and according to the classification of the European Bureau of the World Health Organization in Europe, it is still sporadically found in travelers.
he CEO of US pharmaceutical company Moderna Stephane Bancel said that the Covid-19 pandemic may end in about one year as increased vaccine output guarantees enough global supplies. "If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months, enough doses should be available by the middle of next year so that everyone on this earth can be vaccinated.
A third booster dose will be administered in Bulgaria soon. There will be such a recommendation for certain risk groups, told bTV the director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Prof. Iva Hristova. This dose is administered 8 months after the second vaccine shot and is aimed to boost immunity.
It will be implemented at least six months after the second
The US Food and Drug Administration has supported the use of a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people over the age of 65 and for some high-risk patients. The decision is to be voted on by the Board of the Centers for Control and Prevention. Most likely this will happen today.