The coronavirus epidemic has not yet subsided, says a ministry official

The number of deaths in people aged 80 and over has increased in the first months of 2022.

The number of people over the age of 80 who have received three doses of the is 280,000 and the number of younger residents in the care home is about 20,000, so a total of about 300,000 doses are needed for vaccinations. According to Kontio, the target group received the third injections about three months ago in November-December.

“Unfortunately, , up to three doses, do not raise the protection of older people too high because of their age and immunity,” he said.

However, people under the age of 80 continue to develop excellent protection against coronary viral from the third injection. Kontio estimates that the fourth round of will not be relevant for them until next autumn.

has previously recommended a fourth vaccine injection for the immunocompromised.

Liisa-Maria Voipio-PulkkiA leading expert from the recalled on Thursday that the epidemic shows no signs of abating. For example, the number of hospitalized patients infected with the has risen nearly 50 percent since the beginning of the month to 696 on Wednesday.

However, about a third of them received treatment for another illness in the first place.

“The day will come when this situation eases, but the day is not yet on the horizon,” Voipio-Pulkki commented.

Aleksi Teivainen –

Source: The Nordic Page

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