– We cannot vaccinate the planet against COVID-19 every six months – emphasized the scientist in an interview with The Telegraph on Tuesday, adding that more data is needed to determine “if, when and how often they will need an additional dose of those who are at risk. “
Pollard considered that it was not yet known whether a fourth dose of the vaccine was really needed, and that a decision should be made on such a vaccination campaign only after further studies.
Fourth dose in Israel
Meanwhile Israel has already started vaccinating with the fourth dosewhich all healthcare professionals and people over 60 years of age can receive in this country from Monday. Also the new health minister German Karl Lauterbach announced at the end of December that Germany “will need a fourth dose of the vaccine”as Reuters reminds us.
Pollard, however, said in an interview that when it comes to the pandemic, “the worst is behind us” and that in order to get straight, the world “just needs to get through the winter”.
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