Medical personnel who were vaccinated against coronavirus with the Pfizer biological on December 24 will receive the second dose necessary tomorrow, January 14, to cover the appropriate level of protection against the disease, he said. Hugo Lopez-Gatell in the evening Health conference.
Likewise, the official took the opportunity to reiterate that the vaccine does not cause immunity immediately, in addition to the fact that this second application is necessary to achieve broader protection from SARS-CoV-2.
“Today the vaccine is given and it is estimated that on average 15 days later the appropriate levels of immunity are reached,” he said.
“Generally, in two-dose schemes, the broadest possible protection is not achieved with the first dose and the second is required,” he added.
López-Gatell commented that in the vaccines that have so far been evaluated and approved there may be a difference of (protection) of 80 percent in the first dose and up to 90 or 92% with the second.
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The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion urged medical personnel to continue with health and protection measures, despite the inoculation against covid-19.