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The effects of the vaccine last longer than previously thought
PLACEHOLDER The protection of anti-covid vaccines lasts more than six months and the recall campaign in Switzerland will probably only start towards the end of the year, even for those who first received the double dose in January. Confederation experts explained this today during their usual press meeting. “We are in constant contact with experts who update us on the data and studies available. According to them at this moment everything indicates that vaccination protection lasts more than six months, probably lasts nine, twelve or even more months,” said Virginie Masserey. Head of the Infection Control Section of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). “In any case, anyone who has received the double dose already in January need not worry: they will not be called for the recall in July. A recall for which, among other things, the authorization of Swissmedic on the basis of scientific studies is required.” PLACEHOLDER The summer will probably lead to a further decrease, but we still need to pay attention to the autumn. The ideal is therefore to take advantage of the current moments of calm to get vaccinated, continued the expert. Meanwhile, adherence to vaccination tends to increase over time and is satisfactory, with only 15/20% of opponents. Among vulnerable people, there is already vaccination coverage that exceeds 75%. At the beginning of August, anyone who wants it can be vaccinated. As for mass testing in companies, Masserey stressed that vaccinated people should not undergo such tests. Measures that are loosened and precautions that remain Gradually the measures are loosened, but it is still important to continue to respect hygiene rules and spacing, as well as the use of the mask when distances cannot be respected, said Rudolf. Hauri, Cantonal Doctor of Zug and President of the Association of Cantonal Doctors. Particularly at the level of measures, now that the situation at federal level has been eased, differences at cantonal level could again arise. Major outbreaks can still break out in unvaccinated groups of people. However, the situation in general should no longer degenerate, Hauri stressed, as vaccines and logistic management work. Tvsvizzera.it/Ma.Mi./ats with RSI (Newscast of 01.06.2021)