Pfizer’s booster dose strengthens the immunity of the elderly

It is up to six times more effective than the first two vaccines

It is highly advisable to take a third vaccine for the elderly – one study showed Pfizer’s booster vaccine provides four times more protection against the coronavirus.

The third vaccine against coronavirus has been available in Hungary since August 1. For many, it is questionable how much it is worth picking up, how much extra protection it provides.

An Israeli study recently pointed out that a third dose of Pfizer provides four times more protection against Covid-19, 5-6 times more effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization than taking the first two alone.

According to data published by the Washington Post, the study evaluated patients 10 days after taking the third vaccine.

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In addition to the above, it is worth noting that at the end of July 2021, Israel approved coronavirus vaccine booster vaccinations for people 60 years of age and older, and then at the end of August, the eligibility age was reduced to 40, so it was no longer just the elderly who could take it.

At that time, the country was struggling with the fourth wave of the crown virus controlled by the Delta variant, but its retreat had already been signaled in early October 2021.

Naftali Bennett, The Prime Minister of Israel said that the country has a great advantage because they were among the first to use the third vaccine. They now have a better understanding of what they need to do, when to do it and at what age group, he said, referring to the fact that the vaccine is of paramount importance to the elderly.

As he said, he advises all heads of state to start giving the third vaccine as soon as possible, 5 months after the second vaccine. Otherwise, they will have false illusions about protection against the coronavirus.

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Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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