The National Vaccination Committee has given a positive opinion on the administration of a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine to people over the age of 60, and announcements are expected on Monday during the briefing on the National Vaccine Coverage Plan against COVID-19, he said in an interview. in “Parapolitika”, the secretary general PFY Marios Themistokleous.
The Commission has reached the group of people who will follow the immunosuppressed, for whom the dating platform opened on September 14 and is the group of people living in Elderly Care Units on the one hand and people over 60 years old.
According to scientific data, the intensity of immune responses is mainly affected by age and the history of exposure to the virus. Immunosuppressed people and people over the age of 60 were found to be the population groups in need of a booster dose.
Also, the data of the immune response, from studies examined by the Vaccination Committee, show that other population groups can be prioritized for the 3rd dose, such as the health ones. According to experts, maintaining the effectiveness of the vaccine to prevent infections in health personnel is crucial for the transmission of the virus in the workplace and in the family, but also to avoid the burden on the health system that can occur if a large number of health are removed from their duties due to infection on the premises of hospitals or other health care facilities.