What a new study shows
A new study confirms the need for a third dose of coronavirus vaccination, as according to it, theThe volume of antibodies drops to about half in the third month after the second dose, and after the fourth month, the antibodies begin to almost disappear..
In particular, in smokers, people with hypertension, and people with type 2 diabetes, after the first month, the titer of antibodies decreases dramatically, according to what the main researcher of the study, professor of pathology, stated in the show “104.9 Health Secrets”. and Chairman of the Board of “Elpis” Hospital, Panagiotis Halvatsiotis.
As he said, the study was carried out in health structures of Athens and Messinia, during the third wave and during the summer. 612 volunteer health workers participated, mostly women (66.8%) and were medical staff (34%), nursing staff (45.6) and administrative staff (20.4). The average age of the participants for both Athens and Messinia was 47 years.
According to the professor, the volunteers worked in various health structures in Athens (50.3%) and Messinia (49.7%). From Athens, staff from GNA ELPIS and PGN ATTIKO participated, while from Messinia volunteers from the General Hospital of Kalamata and the General Hospital of Kyparissia, from the Health Centers of Kalamata, Messina, Pylos, as well as from the rehabilitation center “Diaplsa” .
96.7% of participants received the Pfizer vaccine, 2.3% from Johnson & Johnson and 1% received the remaining vaccines available.
Vaccination is required at 3 months
«The purpose of our study was to investigate for how long vaccinations are adequately covered by health care workers, who are known to be at increased risk due to their more frequent exposure to the coronavirus.
“We also wanted to see if there were any specific categories of volunteers who were at higher risk, either because of their workplace, such as in Covid clinics, or if they had an underlying disease that led to a faster drop in their antibody titers.” stressed the professor.
From the result of the study, according to Mr. Halvatsiotis, it seems that after the 4th – 5th month, things are not so safe for the first line health workers.
«And new executives, like the Omicron executive, must find us ready and well fortified. Vaccination at 3 months, maybe even earlier, especially for health professionals, is considered necessary “, underlined.
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