A study conducted in Israel on the 4th dose of the vaccine found that it did not provide adequate protection against the omigran variant of Govit-19.
“We see an increase in antibodies after the third dose. However, we find that many people affected by Omigran have received a fourth dose. There are still a lot of infections, albeit a little lower.”, Accredited Professor Kylie Rekev-Yoche, Associate Author of this study, reports i24News, Its beginning has already led to disappointing results.
Kovit – Disappointment in Israel: 4th dose less effective than expected
One week after the start of this clinical trial, it should last for more than six months. “Antibodies (participants, author’s note) are multiplied by five, which indicates that the vaccine is active and provides protection against serious complications.”, She was still amused.
“Not enough against Omigron”
Led by a team from Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv, the study was conducted on a team of 154 caregivers, 4 of whom received.e 120 volunteers received a dose of Pfizer vaccine (second booster) and a fourth dose of Moderna serum.
“The vaccine against alpha and delta is excellent, but its main feature is that it is not sufficient for omigran.” However, Professor Rekev-Yose also said that these were only preliminary results at present.
Assign the 4th dose to the older ones
The epidemiologist finally pointed out that a fourth dose of the vaccine should be given to those at risk. “Probably a good idea”. However, the recommendations currently in force in Israel – especially the 4th injection for those over 60 – should be modified to include only the elderly.
Israel, a pioneer in the vaccination campaign against Kovit, became the first country in the world to vaccinate children last December and campaign for the 4th dose.
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