Even if immunocompromised people are protected with a third coronavirus vaccine dose, other measures such as shielding, immunoglobulin replacement treatment and high vaccine uptake among the rest of the community will also help. Photo: Reuters Even if immunocompromised people are protected with a third coronavirus vaccine dose, other measures such as shielding, immunoglobulin replacement treatment and high vaccine uptake among the rest of the community will also help. Photo: Reuters
Even if immunocompromised people are protected with a third coronavirus vaccine dose, other measures such as shielding, immunoglobulin replacement treatment and high vaccine uptake among the rest of the community will also help. Photo: Reuters

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Coronavirus: why a third vaccine shot is important for people who are immunocompromised

  • Some people with immunodeficiencies generate a lower immune response to Covid-19 vaccines, leading to increased breakthrough infections among them
  • While a third dose for all ages could generate optimal immunity, the WHO is calling for poorer countries to have access to vaccines first

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Even if immunocompromised people are protected with a third coronavirus vaccine dose, other measures such as shielding, immunoglobulin replacement treatment and high vaccine uptake among the rest of the community will also help. Photo: Reuters Even if immunocompromised people are protected with a third coronavirus vaccine dose, other measures such as shielding, immunoglobulin replacement treatment and high vaccine uptake among the rest of the community will also help. Photo: Reuters
Even if immunocompromised people are protected with a third coronavirus vaccine dose, other measures such as shielding, immunoglobulin replacement treatment and high vaccine uptake among the rest of the community will also help. Photo: Reuters
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