Professor of Pulmonology and Intensive Care at the University of Athens, Theodoros Vasilakopoulos revealed when we are expected to achieve the wall of immunity.
Speaking to STAR last night's main news bulletin, commented that "if we take advantage of the vaccines that we will have in May and June, we will be able to reach the wall of immunity at some point in July, with a combination of the vaccination effort but also the natural immunity acquired from the disease ".
also, Mr.. Vasilakopoulos referred to the vaccination process in our country. Asked about the vaccination of citizens over 60 years, noted that this is the most vulnerable part of the population and that it would be best if there was a greater response to vaccines than the percentage of 62% – 67%, of this age group.
The risk of getting sick if the vaccine has been given is minimal
"It simply came to our notice then 5% – 10% of these ages has closed appointments. Also a fairly large part could not be accessed due to mobility problems, but will now be able to be vaccinated with the vaccine at home ", the professor then explained.
As for the risk of getting sick, if we have been vaccinated, is minimal but even if we get sick, our lives will not be in danger. "There is already a directive from the US Center for Disease Control, that vaccinated people will be able to move outdoors without masks, something that will happen slowly in Greece as well ".
Regarding how important it is to take the second dose, Mr.. Vasilakopoulos stressed that we are not with the first dose 100% protected and that if we get sick and have antibodies but not enough to fight the virus, there is a risk of producing mutant strains.
"The vaccine only protects us from the disease"
In addition, on the death of a woman a few hours after her vaccination, the pulmonologist commented that according to the medical examiner no trace of a thrombus was found and at the same time noted that the time period is not sufficient for the appearance of a thrombus.
"We must first find the cause of death in the unfortunate woman and then see if there is the slightest correlation with the vaccine," he explained., please do not attribute to vaccination, whatever happens after him. "The vaccine only protects us from disease and not from any disease and any cause of death".