Older people with comorbidity need the vaccine first – WHO

Older people with comorbidity need the vaccine first – WHO

Older people with comorbidity need the vaccine first – WHO. Image Courtesy – YouTube

A top scientist at the World Health Organization, Soumya Swaminathan claims that older people with comorbidity need the vaccine first. In her opinion, healthy young people may take time until 2022.

There are various opinions coming from the end of the doctors about who will get the corona vaccine first. Some doctors claim that older people or patients with comorbidities need to be vaccinated first. Some other’s opinion is different, they say, vaccination should be done not only in terms of age but also in terms of physical health, occupation, type of association, etc. So the priority of getting the vaccine has not yet been decided.

Soumya Swaminathan, a scientist at the WHO claims that elderly and those involved in emergency services should be vaccinated first. Swaminathan said in a video conference of WHO that young people who are in good health and do not have chronic diseases will be able to wait until 2022. But it would not possible to wait so long for the elderly or patients with comorbidities. Moreover, doctors, health workers and those involved in emergency services have been at higher risk of infection.

At the virtual conference, Swaminathan said that discussions were going on at various levels about how hard immunity would be created in the dose of vaccine. But that was not the goal now. How many people in the world could be vaccinated is a matter of concern. If 80% of the world’s total population could take vaccine doses, the rate of infection would likely to decrease.

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The World Health Organization has already expressed doubt about whether the corona vaccine will reach everyone, even if it comes to the world market. Scientists say that if the dose of the vaccine is not shared, it is impossible to prevent the epidemic.

The World Health Organization has formed global committees around the world to distribute vaccines. Its name is ‘COVAX’ or ‘COVID-19 vaccine global access facility’. The aim is to deliver the corona vaccine to all the countries on demand, especially in countries with high infection rates and deaths. More than 150 countries have been engaged in COVID-19 vaccine global access facility.

The countries that submitted expressions of interest are the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Republic of Korea, Armenia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino and Switzerland.

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) will oversee the vaccine distribution system with them. The task of this global committee is to ensure the distribution of vaccines.

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