Co-founder of a German pharmaceutical company Biological Technology, Ugur Sahin guarantees COVID-19 vaccine Developed by its laboratory and distributed with U.S. partners Pfizer You will need a Third dose in 9 months After the second time (administration 21 days after the first time).
This was guaranteed during a meeting with a German reporter, and he also hoped that this serum would also be “effective” for the Indian variant. “Our approach is based on anti-cancer experience. We tried many variants and we have achieved good results in all variants so far.“Sahin said at a virtual meeting with foreign media reporters in Germany.
He added: “I believe we will also achieve good results against the Indian variant.” He said that this mutation is more aggressive than previously discovered mutations.
He insisted that so far, his vaccine has shown Effectiveness of “almost all” mutations Well known.
Sahin, who runs BioNTech with his wife and scientist Özlem Türeci, warns that anyway, maximum Effectiveness of your medication-97%-until 7 days after receiving the second dose.He still remember At six months If the maximum immunity is reached, then pass the second dose, begin to drop.
According to their current estimates, this means Between nine months and the second year, you may need to inject one third, To ensure maximum immunity.
Dr. Sahin explained: “Over time, the protective effect is gradually weakening.” Our data shows that at six months, the protective effect is no longer 95%, but 91%, and at eight months, We found that the protective antibodies were significantly reduced.and so We need a third dose to restore the protection to close to 100%“Accordingly, it was revealed that the researchers Vanguard.
According to Sahin, “the third vaccination after 9 months or a year at the latest can be used as a booster vaccination to help protect.” The German doctor added that the vaccine “may” become Annual puncture, such as seasonal flu.
Sahin shows cautious Regarding release restrictions on vaccinated persons.Obviously, this will happen because “we all want to return to normal”, but it must Avoid falling into “discrimination” Between vaccinated citizens and unvaccinated citizens. He suggested: “You must be very careful not to fall into the so-called’jealous culture’.”
on the other hand, Learn The health department on this Wednesday United Kingdom,Concluded Single dose covid-19 vaccine Pfizer or AstraZeneca It can reduce the spread of the virus in the home environment by nearly half.
People who are infected three weeks after receiving the first dose of vaccine The chance of infecting others in the surrounding environment is reduced by 38% to 49% People who have not been vaccinated indicate research conducted by Public Health England (PHE), an advisory and support organization by the Ministry of Health.
The analysis also observed protection Against covid-19 Fourteen days after vaccination for children of all ages. “Vaccines are essential to return to normal life. Vaccines can not only reduce the severity of the disease, but also prevent hundreds of deaths every day, and we now see that they also have the effect of reducing the possibility of passing covid-19 to others.” Mary Ramsay, head of PHE immunization, said.
Ramsay added that although this is “encouraging” data, It is important that people act as if they are infected with the virus and maintain hygiene and social distancing. PHE emphasizes that houses are places of high transmission, so this study provides evidence about the impact of vaccines on reducing transmission.
In the United Kingdom, its immunization program was implemented by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna. There are 33.8 million people ( 50% Population) received The first of two doses.