A group of experts advising the World Health Organization on vaccines recommended that older people and those with compromised immune systems get the extra dose of coronavirus vaccine. WHO Vaccine Director Kate O’Brien said the third dose should be given to people one to three months after the second dose to protect them from serious illness, hospitalization and death. .
O’Brien said this does not apply to healthy adults, who have a normal immune response to vaccination and have no other diseases. Studies have shown that vaccination protection in people over 65 decreases faster than in young people. Many rich countries, including Britain, France and the United States, have already recommended the third dose for the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
The WHO called on governments that have a lot of vaccines not to offer them to people under 65, but to give them to countries that do not have enough doses to vaccinate people in need.
According to Johns Hopkins University in the US, the coronavirus has affected over 238 million people worldwide. Of these, over 4.8 million have died. As of October 12, over 6.4 billion vaccines have been delivered worldwide.
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