The expert explained why WHO advises revaccination no more than three times
The words about the need to revaccinate against coronavirus no more than three times should not be regarded as a practical recommendation. This opinion was shared with aif.ru by a specialist in vaccination, associate professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases in Children of the Russian National Research Medical University. NI Pirogova Ivan Konovalov.
“They only say that there is not enough vaccine against COVID-19 in the world and a huge part of the population in poor countries has not yet received even the first dose. And since the WHO is largely aimed at maintaining health in these countries, it is pursuing a policy aimed at redistributing part of the vaccines in their favor. Remember how they opposed revaccination, emphasizing that it is redundant against the backdrop of a lack of vaccines in third world countries,” Ivan Konovalov added.
According to the expert, the situation in Russia is different. In the country, the vaccine is available in abundance and is effective. Konovalov added that in this regard, Russia can apply an independent and most optimal vaccination campaign policy. This means that there is no need to artificially limit vaccination to only three stages.
It was previously reported that the chairman of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, Alejandro Cravioto, said at a press conference in Geneva that the fourth vaccination against coronavirus should be prescribed only to persons who have a risk of concomitant diseases.
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