Africa CDC cautious on Covid-19 vaccine boosters

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says it will recommend Covid-19 vaccine boosters only for people older than 60 years

2021-12-02 11:45:00 PM

Africa CDC cautious on Covid-19 vaccine boosters: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says it will recommend Covid-19 vaccine boosters only for people older than 60 years

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says it will recommend Covid-19 vaccine boosters only for people older than 60 years

had received an application from Pfizer to have booster shots administered in the country. South Africans who have been vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine might soon be able to get a third dose as a booster shot.Nkengasong said the clinical spectrum was unknown at the moment and Africa CDC could not say how the Omicron variant would affect people with comorbidities and children. 

“Answers on the clinical spectrum will come from South Africa, because of the large number of cases that are there and each new case needs to be compared to existing data,” he said.“The vaccines will not be 80% effective against the omicron variant but they will not not be effective.” 

The continent has not yet reached herd immunity, although vaccines have been flowing into Africa in a very predictable and steady manner, said Nkengasong, expressing concern about vaccine uptake. “The uptake is not as we would have loved to see. We’ve gone back to the drawing board, putting our heads together to see what can be done to galvanise that uptake,” he said. headtopics.com

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Only 7% of the African population is fully inoculated.

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