Suara.com – The decline in the level of immunity and antibodies to Covid-19 a few months after vaccination is the main reason for giving the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, aka the booster vaccine.
In order to prevent a decrease in antibodies that can increase the risk of death, Germany also recommends that elderly people over the age of 70 get a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The advice came despite a time when the country’s health system had vaccinated the elderly 65 years and over with a third dose.
The German Vaccine Administration Committee, also known as STIKO, said re-injections of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA vaccine should be given at least six months after the initial standard dose.
“Vaccine protection declines over time, especially in terms of preventing asymptomatic infections and mild forms of disease. With age, the overall post-vaccination immune response becomes weaker and infection that breaks through can more often lead to severe illness,” says STIKO.
All recipients of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine should receive the booster vaccine at least four weeks after the initial dose because the infection rate in people injected with the J&J vaccine is the highest among vaccine recipients of any official vaccine, the panel said.
Public health service authorities are not waiting for the expert’s statement.
On September 6, Germany’s state health ministers and their federal minister, Jens Spahn, agreed to expand the pool of eligible booster vaccines for seniors 60 years of age and over who have consulted their doctor.
The booster vaccine also covers nursing home staff and anyone who may be working with infected people.
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A month earlier, the ministers decided to give booster vaccines to people who have weak immune systems, people who work in daycare, elderly people aged 80 years and over, as well as AstraZeneca and J&J vaccine recipients.
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