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Dr. G. Panos: Vaccines are the only way to deal with the pandemic

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Dr. G. Panos: Vaccines are the only way to deal with the pandemic

Vaccines are the only way we have today to deal with the pandemic and we will only be able to do that if we have vaccinated 66-80% of the population, said the Infectious Diseases Professor of Pathology, University of Cyprus Medical School and Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases Medical School of the University of Patras, member of the Epidemiological Team of the Ministry of Health. Dr. George Panos.

Speaking last night at an online event for the members of OGEE Nicosia, entitled “Vaccines COVID-19 what do I want to know? Questions + Answers “, Dr. Panos said that” the faster the world is vaccinated, the better, because the more coronavirus infections occur in the community, then there is a risk of having mutations of the virus with increased transmission, morbidity and mortality. “

He also reiterated the need to test for the virus in as large a population as possible, but also the importance of adhering to protection measures.

Dr. George Panos referred to the mode of action of the two types of vaccines that have been approved and administered in Europe and Cyprus, the mRNAs of Pfizer and Moderna, as well as the vaccine technology of AstraZeneca.

The President of OGEE Nicosia, Dr. Mary Avraamidou, General Practitioner and Adult Doctor, also spoke at the event, answering questions that concern people every day about vaccination.

To date, he said, “more than 240 million doses of the vaccine have been administered and we see that the most common side effects are pain at the injection site, weakness, headache, chills, myalgias, which subside in 1-2 days.”

He went on to say that “the only groups of the population that are not suitable for vaccination are children under 16 years of age and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.”

Asked daily whether the vaccine is contraindicated in people with allergies to drugs, antibiotics, etc., Ms. Avraamidou said that the only contraindication is if someone had a severe allergic reaction to an mRNA vaccine or another vaccine or polyethylene vaccine or ingredients. Glycol and Polysorbate.

He also said that immunosuppressed people should be vaccinated, even if their response to the vaccine may not be as expected, because these people are more at risk of a coronary infection.

Finally, he stressed that vaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and observe all protection measures.

Source: politis.com.cy

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