Third dose, Bassetti: “Hypothesis for everyone only in 2022”

Third dose, Bassetti: “Hypothesis for everyone only in 2022”

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Third dose, Bassetti: “Hypothesis for everyone only in 2022”

Third dose Covid vaccine, “the data coming out of Israel and other countries that have begun to give the third dose to the over 60s are good. It is a booster dose that enhances the antibody response but it is necessary to go step by step: the over 80s and the frail must have the highest priority, after the others slowly by the year. Those under 65 will have an annual booster dose but we will think about it in 2022, for this year let’s focus on those who are frail and the super elderly. ‘however a good strategy and the scientific data leave no doubt about the efficacy of an additional dose in strengthening immunity “. So at Adnkronos Health Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa, comments on the circular from the Ministry of Health which provides for a ‘booster’ dose of vaccine for the frail of all ages and for all over 60s. at least six months after completion of the primary vaccination course.