The Kovid-19 vaccines, which prevent cases and deaths in the coronavirus epidemic that has struck us like a nightmare for nearly two years, and give a sigh of relief to the world, continue to be applied around the world . However, due to new variants (mutations) of Kovid-19 that have emerged and spread to different parts of the world, the number of cases has again increased and the efficacy of vaccines against these variants has started to be called into question. question. While many vaccine manufacturers are making claims on this, studies of the third dose of the vaccine against variants have started and applications for authorization are pending. BioNTech-Pfizer is one of them …
The Kovid-19 vaccine, developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and dubbed “Comirnaty”, received EU approval at the end of 2020. The vaccine is given to people over 12 years of age in EU countries. The vaccine, which is widely used in the United States and other countries, has already started making official requests for the third dose. The European Union (EU) medicines regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has started to assess the demand for the third dose of Pfizer-BionTech’s Kovid-19 vaccine to be given as a booster dose to people over 16 years old. .
On the other hand, there are questions about the third dose and the possible side effects around the world. Philip Dormitzer, the main name of Pfizer, which developed the Kovid-19 vaccine with BioNTech, founded by Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, has made statements on this critical issue. Dormitzer, who is the company’s executive vice president for science, also responded to criticism that the company is pushing governments for the third dose.
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Philip Dormitzer said that studies on the effect of the virus changes on the vaccine will continue when the variants first appear, “It’s nice to see that this mutation, which is of great concern to people, is not a problem. . ” had used the words.
THIRD DOSAGE DISCUSSION
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Making a statement to the Financial Times, Dormitzer shared information about the safety of the vaccine with the public and raised question marks in people’s minds about the rate of effectiveness and possible side effects.
Dormitzer denied claims that Pfizer recently lobbied governments over the third dose of the vaccine, saying, “The problem we had to do was take precautions before it developed, we have it. therefore made not to be late. If we had taken this step after the increase in Kovid-19 cases among those who were vaccinated, we would have been too late for everything. noted.
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It is stated that the “Mu” variant, which has recently emerged and was announced to be encountered in our country, creates fear, while it is stated that the variant may show more resistance to the vaccine. However, there is still no study on this subject on which the scientific world has agreed. Still, almost all vaccine companies, especially Pfizer-BioNTech, believe that people with low immunity, chronic illnesses, or in the risk group should be vaccinated with a third booster dose, even if there is a vaccine available. double dose.
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This is how Philip Dormitzer explains the reason for their request for third dose approval and denies claims that they are lobbying governments.
MODERN RESPONSES TO THE COMPARISON
Responding to the Moderna-Pfizer-BioNTech comparison presented with the spread of the Delta variant around the world, Dormitzer explained that there was no problem with the effectiveness of the Delta vaccines and Moderna’s claims that it offers more immunity. “The Moderna vaccine contains more active ingredients than our vaccine. This is actually a situation that will increase side effects. We have added an amount of the active ingredient to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that will provide effective immunity in the elderly. , but will cause fewer side effects, and we have been successful in minimizing the problems with vaccines. If we look at the information we have obtained so far regarding Kovid-19 vaccines, the biggest problem with vaccines is the effects side effects rather than effectiveness. the effects are the only thing that causes health problems and that is what makes people afraid of vaccines. We tried to find a vaccine that did not cause any effects. secondary. By making a statement, he also removed the question marks about the side effects of the vaccine.