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Oct 6, 2021

Dr. Hidalgo on Booster Shots

Dr. Jorge Hidalgo

Scientific data shows that after getting vaccinated, protection against the virus may decrease over time. For an increased immune response, the Center for Disease Control and Preventions is saying that a certain demographic of the vaccinated population should take a booster shot. This includes those considered to be high risk, like those sixty five years and older, as well as persons over eighteen with underlying conditions and those who work in high risks settings. It some point it may be recommended that those Belizeans who are considered high risk take a booster shot. Internist at the Belize Health Care Partners Limited spoke about booster shots.

 

Dr. Jorge Hidalgo, Internist, BHPL

“Of course again, back to the point, the main objective is to achieve most of the population to get vaccinated.  That is why, in a sense, we are prioritizing the booster at this point. The priority is the most vulnerable population.”

 

Marleni Cuellar

“Is there any science, if this is considered, the booster shot, do we know about the necessity of booster shot for AstraZeneca?”

 

Dr. Jorge Hidalgo, Internist, BHPL

“The necessity for AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna is there. Of course most of the information we have is based on Pfizer and Moderna. But, still we will need to get a booster shot for AstraZeneca as well. Because, what we are going to experience is a waning of the immune system with the vaccination. We will definitely need a booster with any of those.”


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