Doctor on third vaccine for people aged 60 and over: “Soon this will be a sweeping recommendation”

A third vaccine for everyone? The corona continues to strike hard, with about 1,000 people infected with the virus’ strain of the virus in the past day as well. Director of the Infection Control Unit at Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital, Prof. Gili Regev-Yohai, Spoke this morning (Sunday) with Ben Caspit and Winon Magal in their program on 103FM The next steps she believes should be taken in dealing with the virus that refuses to surrender.

For her, along with a group of senior doctors in the health system calling for the vaccination of the 60-plus for the third time: “We are very close there, and it will come. I do not know if 60-plus or 70-plus, but I guess sometime soon we will have to start vaccinating “The adult population. It is important to collect the data and understand who needs it and when, we do not yet have all the information.”

“We know the antibodies are going down and the serious illness right now is among the unvaccinated, but there is a lot among the vaccinated,” Regev added. “It’s important to characterize who they are. Many of them are people with an immune system problem, immunosuppressed, so they started getting the third vaccine and it’s important to give them. As for the elderly population, we need to see if there are other risk factors. I don’t think anyone over 60 should get “But we are approaching a day that would be a sweeping recommendation.”

“I’m not sure we should wait for FDA approval,” she added. “We are relatively advanced compared to the rest of the world in terms of vaccines. Today we are starting a study in which we will go to the homes of verified people who will agree to participate in the study, and welcome them, and take blood tests for serology and complex tests that will say something about the immune system.” “Lastly, it will be better in terms of understanding what the causes are, the connection of the immune system, and the faster we do it – this is one of the tools we will know to whom and when to give.”

On a third vaccine for young people aged 18-12, Regev said: “This is certainly not true, young people hold the immune system very high, they have very high antibodies. By age 60 most people and we see it, young people probably 30 and under I think it will take a lot Time until we recommend them to get the vaccine but the older ones, 80 70 and then we go down to 60 and maybe 50 “.

Vaccination of children (Photo: Reuters)

When asked about the opponents of the vaccines, Regev replied: “My opinions are clear, I snatch them directly from Facebook, etc. Relatively speaking, they are a small group in the country, albeit a small one, but overall small. We have reached very impressive results in terms of the vaccine. Donkey”.


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