Experts point to the benefits of combining vaccines against Covid-19, being an alternative for countries with fewer resources
After the Covid-19 pandemic around the world, research to combat it yielded fruit with the arrival of vaccines, however, the question has arisen about what happens if several of them are combined, here we tell you what are the benefits of combining vaccines against Covid-19 that experts assure.
And it is that just this week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English) of the United States approved the booster dose of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson since Pfizer had been approved previously.
Finally, the combination of these vaccines was enabled with the aim of strengthening defenses and thus preventing a new wave of infections by the deadly virus, Argentina is a strategy that has already been implemented showing multiple benefits.
In this way, the FDA said in a statement that people 65 years of age or older who have the Moderna Inc. vaccine can receive a third booster dose, adults 18 years of age or older at high risk of severe Covid can also access the booster…
While those who were vaccinated with J&J over the age of 18 will be eligible for the vaccine as long as two months have passed since they received the first dose.
Research by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that people who received the booster vaccine different from the one they originally received had more immune response. strong.
The combination of vaccines is something that is used daily in vaccinology and is known to work very well, “said virologist Mario Lozano, doctor in Biochemical Sciences and expert in Molecular Biology.
Another point to consider is that for these studies it was only investigated whether it was possible to combine the vaccines, however, no comparison was made to know which booster gave the best antibody response.
So Dr. Kirsten Lyke, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, indicated that no matter what combination of vaccine is used, in any case, the results of the primary vaccination series.