Vaccines remain highly effective in preventing serious illness and hospitalization or death due to COVID-19. The recently launched booster dose is an additional dose of vaccine to offer further protection. Lungs specialist Dr. Sheetu Singh is telling, can Booster Dose help to protect against XE Variant? But before that, let’s find out when we can get a Booster dose.
When can we get Booster Dose?
- You can have a booster dose for at least nine months after the second dose. (However, it also depends on what type of vaccine you got initially)
- If someone caught covid-19, then it will be a minimum of 90 days after the patient’s recovery.
Can Booster Dose Help To Protect Against XE Variant- Dr. Sheetu Singh
After the XE variant, there is confusion among the public, and most probably the people; who are already suffering from a serious disease. Hence, the Booster dose, which is referred to as a precautionary dose, is beneficial for people who have a weak immune system. And also for the people who have severe diseases like Asthma, Diabetes, HIV, or cancer.
Benefits of Booster Dose for Asthma Patients
Even though there is no proof of which vaccine is beneficial for Asthma patients against the XE Variant. But a booster dose will surely decrease the chance of getting a severe coronavirus or its variant. The chances of getting severe complications from vaccines are very infrequent. However, it also depends on factors like age and how you controlled your Asthma? Or whether you have any other illness.
A booster dose is required because people are complaining that after taking two doses, the effect of the vaccine is decreasing. And apart from that, after COVID XE Variant, people fear that this will cause severe illness.
How to book a booster shot?
Booster shots are for those who have already taken two doses of the COVID vaccine. Eligible people will get the message from Covin’s website. Afterward, you have to type your registered mobile number, and you’ll get the OTP, and it will show if you completed your nine months or not.
COVID 19 VACCINE BENEFITS
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and life-saving. However, they do not ensure total protection for all vaccinated people. And we are not yet aware of how effective they are in preventing the transmission of the virus between people. For this reason, in addition to the choice to get vaccinated, you must continue to take other measures to combat the pandemic.
WHO also approves all anti-COVID-19 vaccines. And included in the list for emergency use have undergone clinical studies to test their quality, safety, and efficiency.
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COVID 19 VACCINES BENEFITS FOR KIDS
- As children are going to school, vaccines will help to decrease the chances of spreading the virus.
- It helps in preventing getting COVID-19 easily.
- They can continue their education without getting interrupted.
If you are facing any COVID-19 symptoms, and are facing any respiratory issues, you can contact Dr. Sheetu Singh, a Lung specialist in Jaipur.