Expert at THL: Unvaccinated adults play a key role in the hospital burden

“In that sense, I don’t think these other things are terribly urgent.”

Nohynek justified his position by recalling that the first and second injections have been shown to have a greater impact on the burden of specific health care resources than the third vaccination.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a committee established under the auspices of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), has calculated Giving two doses to those over 50 years of age to over 65 years of age prevents one hospitalization, while 481 third doses are required to achieve the same effect.

Vaccination of unvaccinated people is thus statistically more effective than giving booster injections to vaccinated people. Nohynek also recalled that although booster vaccines prevent injections, the main goal of the national vaccination strategy has been to prevent serious forms of the disease.

“Looking at this from a hospital capacity perspective, unvaccinated adults between the ages of 50 and 70 are currently at the highest risk of developing a serious illness,” he said.

Slightly more than 81 per cent of those aged 12 and over had been vaccinated in Finland by Wednesday. The percentage has risen very slowly in recent weeks.

The third vaccine is currently given to people over 60 years of age and people who are at risk of serious forms of the disease due to the underlying disease. More than one-fifth of people over the age of 80 have already received their third vaccine injection.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page


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