“You may now need to get second dose of vaccine as vaccine resistant variants continue to dominate” – Johnson & Johnson experts.
At a time when the rest of the world has had it’s dreams of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic shattered due to a vaccine resistant variant, a quick solution is needed.
It has been over 17 months since the world has been brought to it’s knees by a pandemic which has affected the way we live. Scientists had given their all as they produced vaccines to ensure that once we get head immunity, everything would become normal.
However, the coronavirus pandemic has been kind of evasive as it has been mutating every now and then. There are fears that soon there will be a vaccine resistant variant and this is hyped by cases being reported among those who got vaccinated.
According to a report that was published by the SAfm News on the 26th of August 2021, South Africans may be set for a second round of vaccinations. The first round of vaccination which involves two jabs being taken is seen as not good enough as there are reports of people who had been vaccinated contracting the virus months later. Some experts claim that after a period of six months, the vaccine will become less effective.
A study which was conducted by the Johnson & Johnson has revealed new data showing that a booster shot to its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine augments the immune response 9-fold.
A booster shot will be acting like a second dose to the initial jab and it is being advised that it should be taken after 8 months. This was seen as some good news but some see it as an effort to justify the need for a second dose.Members of the public are just hoping that a lasting solution will be found which will bring the covid 19 pandemic to an end.
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