Tunis/Tunisia — “A single shot of the COVID-19 vaccine is sufficient for asymptomatic people who’ve already been contaminated,” Microbiology Professor and member of the Scientific Committee to Fight Coranavirus Amine Slim stated Tuesday.
“The an infection develops antibodies and the vaccine dose reinforces their presence and acts as a booster,” he defined in a press release to TAP, stating nonetheless the necessity to do the serological take a look at to detect the presence of antibodies, contemplating that research have revealed that the immunity acquired following the COVID-19 an infection varies between 6 and eight months.
Some labs suggest a 2nd shot after 6 months and a 4th one after one yr, the official indicated.
Apart from, the professional specified that the vaccine producers worldwide are at present engaged on the event of vaccines for brand spanking new variants such because the South African, which has not but been detected in Tunisia.
333,000 individuals have been administered the vaccine for the reason that launch of the nationwide vaccination drive until April 26.
69,811 have acquired their second shot, in accordance with the newest knowledge launched Tuesday by the Well being Ministry.
Total, 1.352,357 have registered on the evax.tn platform.