AGI – The administration of a third dose of the anti Covid vaccine is increasingly the subject of discussion. “At the moment there is not enough data to indicate that it is necessary”, said the executive director of the EMA. Emer Cooke, in an interview with ‘Politico’. Cooke then stressed that approved vaccines “remain effective” even with the Delta variant of the virus that has become “dominant on the continent” of Europe. But he added that “some populations may begin to see the need for it, which does not mean that there is a need for it universally throughout the population.”
Meanwhile, after weeks of debates among experts, Israel has begun to offer it to over 60s. The serum is always Pfizer. From September the Jewish state will be followed by Germany e Great Britain: both countries will offer the third injection to vulnerable groups. According to the newspaper ‘The Telegraph’, there will be about 32 million British people to whom it will be offered, including all those over 50 and all immunosuppressed.
Germany will begin offering recall to elderly and people at risk, the Berlin Ministry of Health explained, referring to fears of “a reduced or rapidly declining immune response” among some groups. The third dose of Pfizer or Moderna will also be offered to those who have received AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson.