In December, Germany recorded a record number of infections with coronavirus infection, more than 30 thousand cases were registered per day. And at the end of the month, the first case of a new "British" strain of coronavirus was discovered in Germany.
To contain the situation with an increase in the number of cases, on December 26, a mass vaccination with BioNTech / Pfizer was launched in the country. Several retirees from Germany have contracted COVID-19 after being vaccinated.
State Duma deputy, doctor Gennady Onishchenko recalled that immunity after vaccination is not developed immediately. It is very important to follow all precautions and avoid visiting crowded places, especially for the elderly. If you do not adhere to the recommendations, you can catch the coronavirus, despite the vaccination.
“Today they vaccinated a pensioner, but while he was driving, he got infected. And since there is no immunity yet, this could have happened. I even admit that he could have been vaccinated with two applications, but given the person's age, he may simply not develop immunity. Such options are possible and not only among the elderly. There are people who do not develop immunity at all,”says Onishchenko.
The human body responds individually to vaccination. In older people, unlike young people, the immune system does not respond typically. After any vaccination, the human body needs a week or ten days to develop a natural defense against a particular virus. Probably, the mistake of the Germans was the failure to comply with the self-isolation schedule. Also, the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine may not have the desired effect due to the patient's age.
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