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Despite the request of the WHO, the US would announce this week that it begins to apply third doses of the anticovid vaccines

The Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads across the United States and health authorities plan to recommend booster doses of anticovid vaccines to the entire population.

An announcement would be made during this week.

The news network CNN and other major US media reported that the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be the inoculation of a third dose.

Said reinforcement would have to be applied eight months after having received the second anticovid puncture.

The third doses would arrive towards mid september, as indicated The New York Times Y The Washington Post, which cite “officials familiar with the decision” as sources of information.

Doses will begin to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally approve the recommendationadded the media.

The FDA authorized a third dose last week for people with weakened immune systems. And it is estimated that one million Americans have already received a third dose against the coronavirus without waiting for official authorization.

In recommending third doses, the United States, like several European countries, ignore the claim of different experts and health organizations of the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), who demand that the richest countries postpone this reinforcement in favor of guaranteeing the supply of vaccines to the countries with fewer resources, which have vaccinated very little or not at all.

The goal of the third dose of vaccines is ensure protection against the coronavirus in the face of the alarming advance Delta variant across the country, several U.S. officials said.

Despite the controversial third dose, it was reported that the first to receive the booster will be health workers, nursing home residents and other older Americans, who were the first to be vaccinated last December.

The position of the EMA

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) are studying whether a third dose will be necessary of coronavirus vaccines.

The regulatory body of the European Union made it known that together with the vaccine manufacturers it is coordinating the presentation of the necessary data. Although he admitted that there are several European countries that they are already applying booster doses.

“At this point the EMA not yet determined if a booster dose of covid-19 vaccines is necessary, ” the agency reported via email.

“In the next weeks more data is expected of the companies that sell the vaccines and the EMA will review the information on that basis, ” the entity confirmed.

The agency said it is working with different European health authorities, and wait for concrete data. Especially from Israel and France, among other countries, which have already begun to apply third doses to people whose immunity may have decreased.

With information from AP and Télam.



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