The risk of dying from the coronavirus is 12 times higher in the population who have not received any vaccines
The risk of death from Covid is three times lower in people over the age of 60 who have received all four doses of the vaccine (two booster doses) compared to those who have only three (one booster). These data appear in a publication produced by Andavac, which is a draft of the Strategic Vaccination Plan of the Ministry of Health and Families of Andalusia. This information is based on several studies that support the effectiveness of receiving two booster doses to have greater protection and not suffer a serious infection caused by the coronavirus that can lead to death.
Supported by the Andalusian School of Public Health, Andavac’s main objectives are the training of health professionals and information for the general population in Andalusia, in particular regarding vaccines, based mainly on digital technology and audiovisual resources.
Vaccines that are being administered now protect against both the Ómicron variant and early strains of SARS-CoV-2
People over the age of 60, people with chronic or immunosuppressed conditions, and pregnant women are currently at increased risk of having complications if they become infected with the coronavirus, even if they have previously had the disease. The studies carried out confirm that citizens who have received two booster doses have a three times lower risk of dying from Covid than those who are vaccinated. Most surprisingly, people with two booster doses have a 12 times lower risk of dying from the coronavirus than those who haven’t been vaccinated to protect themselves from SARS-CoV-2.
Therefore, the Ministry of Health “strongly recommends that all people over the age of 60 receive booster doses of the Covid vaccine”. The vaccines that are being administered now are bivariate, so they are adapted to address both the underlines of the Omicron variant and the initial strains of the coronavirus. The European Medicines Agency has ensured that the vaccines administered are more accurate against circulating variants of the virus and provide wider protection. This will serve to offer better defense to the body, even as SARS-CoV-2 evolves.
The appointment to receive the fourth dose of Covid (over 60 years) and also that of the flu (over 65 years) can be requested by telephone by calling each user’s health center or Salud Responde.It is also possible to request it online via ClipSalud or via the Salud Responde app.
Healthcare also recommends both vaccines for people under the age of 65 with chronic diseases (influenza from six months of age; Covid from five years of age), pregnant women, health and social health workers. Similarly, children between six months and four years and 11 months are vaccinated against the flu.