An additional booster dose of the vaccine containing the original strain of virus can prove to be effective against the new variants of Covid.
The research has been published in the Science Translational Medicine which is an interdisciplinary medical journal established in October 2009 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
A research published in Science Translational Medicine, which is an interdisciplinary medical journal established in October 2009 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, says that a 3rd booster dose of Covid vaccine will be quite imperative in countering the future Covid variants.
Health experts and scientists are debating if a 3rd booster dose should be administered to keep a check on the future variants of Covid-19. A recent development says that the scientists have discovered that a 3rd booster dose will not only be an effective way in protecting people from the current variants but also against the future lethal variants.
As per the published research, a small group of healthcare workers had been vaccinated by Pfizer dose out of which half had already been pre-exposed to the virus. The researchers compared the antibody response among the health workers before they were administered with the vaccine, after their first dose and subsequently after their second dose.
Scientists came to this conclusion by finding that as the number of doses of Coronavirus vaccines increase, the protecting antibodies against Coronavirus including against newer variants increase manifold. Scientists found that a single dose of Pfizer vaccine was less effective in fighting against the key variants but the number of antibodies increased many times over after the second dose and posed an effective fight against newer variants of Coronavirus. Scientists suggest that an additional booster dose of even the vaccines containing the original strain of virus, can prove effective against newer variants of the virus.
(with inputs from source:FE)