New Variant of Covid-19 lurks, Virologists Support Booster Vaccine as a condition for going home

  • Share – The implementation of the booster vaccine, aka the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, is a condition for going home to get support from virus experts or virologists.

According to Virologist from Jenderal Soedirman University (Unsoed), Dr Daniel Joko Wahyono, this is the right step because the threat of new variants of COVID-19 continues to lurk in the community.

“The policy of boosting vaccines as a condition for going home is very appropriate to provide optimal protection to the community,” he said in Purwokerto, Banyumas Regency, Tuesday.

The Unsoed Faculty of Biology lecturer who teaches the virology course explained that the booster dose vaccination policy for the homecoming requirement is expected to suppress and control the number of COVID-19 cases with severe clinical symptoms.

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Illustration of Omicron Variant Corona Virus (Envato)
Illustration of Omicron Variant Corona Virus (Envato)

“Moreover, based on the WHO recommendation that the booster vaccine is effective in dealing with the various new variants of COVID-19, it is hoped that it can provide more protection for each individual,” he said.

Daniel explained that the purpose of booster dose vaccination is to strengthen a person’s immunity.

“Thus, it is hoped that a person’s immune system will be immunocompetent, one of which can be seen from the high antibody level. Therefore, I think the government’s policy is the right thing,” he said.

With this policy, it is hoped that the coverage of COVID-19 vaccination, both the first, second and third doses or boosters will be wider.

“Vaccination coverage must continue to be increased, especially for vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, pregnant women, children and those with comorbidities,” he said.

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This, he said, was aimed at supporting the program to accelerate the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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