Minister Koca: Those with 2 doses of mRNA vaccine will need a booster dose after 5-6 months

last minute “data-mce-href =” https://www.ntv.com.tr/son-minute “> Breaking news! Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca, in a written statement following the meeting of coronavirus scientific committee, which was held via video conference, said: It said the board has met with face-to-face education agenda, the course of the epidemic and the continuity of the immunization program.

Emphasizing that the work is done and the children have started face-to-face education in order to continue education in the epidemic environment, Koca said:

“We have a great responsibility to protect them. We are convinced that every citizen will act with sensitivity. We, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of National Education, the higher education establishment and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, have done the necessary We are closely monitoring the situation of our schools and our students . “We will monitor and update the measures. We are currently in the process of monitoring and implementing the measures.”

“NEARLY 90% OF ACTIVE CASES ARE UNVACCINATED OR INSTALLED VACCINES”

Stating that another agenda of the scientific committee concerns current developments regarding the course of the epidemic and the treatment of the disease, Koca has stated on several occasions before that “variants will emerge, this is an important point of the agenda of health professionals, but there is no situation that citizens should follow, “reminded me.

Stressing that the virus is predictable to mutate due to its nature, Minister Koca made the following statements:

“The solution to preventing new variants is the worldwide success of the immunization program. In countries with low vaccination rates, the virus mutates easily, and from there it spreads again around the world. Our task is to conclude the vaccination program, which we are successfully maintaining, with community immunity.

At this point, I would like to draw attention to some important issues regarding our immunization program. Almost 90% of active cases in our hospitals are unvaccinated or unvaccinated people. Even if the vaccine is finished, the rate of those who contract the disease and are treated in hospital is around 10 percent.

“THE RATE OF OUR CITIZENS WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED 3 DOSES IN THE NUMBER OF CASES IS LESS THAN 2 PERCENT”

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca stressed that “vaccinated persons” are those who received 2 doses of inactivated vaccine and received the booster dose 3 months after the second dose, or who received two doses of mRNA vaccine in the past. in the last 6 months. “Our information shows that the booster dose administered 3 months after the inactivated vaccine significantly increases protection. The rate of our fellow citizens who have been vaccinated for 3 doses is less than 2% in number of cases.” made the statement.

Minister Koca also shared the following information on when those with the mRNA vaccine will need a booster dose:

“It is predicted that our citizens with 2 doses of mRNA vaccine will also need a booster dose 5-6 months after the second dose. One of the most important examples of this is the rapid increase in the number of cases. 6 months after the second dose in Israel, which vaccinated the entire population over the age of 18. “The incidence of about 10,000 cases per day in a population of about 8 million corresponds to 100,000 cases per day relative to our population The need for a booster dose was determined in Turkey and the application was started early, the possible effect of 100,000 cases was limited to about 20,000 cases per day. “

“THE LIMITED-TERM PROTECTION OF ALL TYPES OF VACCINES IS HIGH”

Emphasizing that all parameters show that applying the booster dose is extremely important to protect against the virus, Koca said, “We have around 6 million citizens in our country who are due for the booster dose. We ask you to have your booster dose without wasting time. . It seems that all types of vaccines have a high level of protection for a limited period of time. Let’s protect ourselves and our loved ones with our vaccines until full immunity is provided. ”He called.

Stating that the issue of compliance with measures has also been discussed within the scientific committee, Minister of Health Koca said: “There seems to be a remarkable laxity in compliance with measures. The sensitivity that we show to the rules of mask, distance and cleansing is a protective shield. These should never be compromised. Especially when millions of our students start teaching face to face. “warns.

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