With the spread of the delta variant around the world, a fierce discussion has emerged over whether or not third doses should be recommended by public health professionals.
According to The New York Times, some countries, notably France, Germany, and “Israel,” have authorized older people to receive anti-Covid-19 third doses.
The administration of US President Joe Biden is forming a plan that would release the doses as early as this fall, stating that the logistical services are too complicated waiting for scientific certainty that the additional doses requested are needed.
Last week, the third dose of Covid-19 was approved by the F.D.A. for people with solid organ transplants and others with weak immune systems who are at a higher risk of serious Covid-19 outbreaks. Moreover, vaccines are less effective for people with weak immune systems, according to studies.
Officials from the World Health Organization worry that third-dose vaccines will deprive low-income countries of vaccines, allowing the virus to mutate into possibly more dangerous or transmissible variants.