The green light given this Monday by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to administer a third dose of the Covid vaccine the adult and healthy population will not fall on deaf ears in Spain where, however, no “imminent” decision expected to begin revaccination of the general population. Sources from the Ministry of Health recall what the minister has stated on numerous occasions, Carolina Darias: that Spain “goes hand in hand” of what the EMA is determining. However, they add that this issue will be addressed “with ease.”
The EMA has opened the door for the general population 18 years of age and older to receive a third dose of Pfizer vaccine -because it is his clinical trials that he has studied-. According to their conclusions, it is shown that a third dose increases the immune response against the coronavirus and indicates that it should be inoculated six months after the second.
Following this decision, the Ministry of Health indicates that this issue will be debated in the Vaccine Conference, the advisory body and author of the Vaccine Strategy and which is the first step for decisions regarding immunity against Covid. Following the usual itinerary, the Presentation will make a proposal based on scientific evidence and available information that they will study the general directors of Public Health of the Ministry and the communities in the Public Health Commission, which will make the decision.
This is the usual route that makes any decision related to vaccination against Covid, they recall in the Ministry, where they also point out that on this occasion an imminent decision cannot be expected, given that vaccination coverage, which this Monday reaches 77.4% of the population with a complete schedule, does not make it as urgent as months ago, when the immunized population was smaller and any authorization of vaccines or their use was the starting gun to “start injecting” as soon as possible.