It’s a question that worries many people, most vaccine skeptics: how often are we going to end up missing a stitch against the coronavirus? Some fear every few months. Virologists doubt that, especially in view of the latest findings.
Two stitches in a row, a short time apart, then the booster vaccination after several months. That is the current state of knowledge, and it could possibly stay that way. According to the current state of knowledge, this is how you get the highest number of anti-bodies – and it could stay that way, as recent experiences in Israel show.
The microbiologist and geneticist Martin Moder, who has also written several popular science books and is a member of the science cabaret group Science Busters, recently stated: “The third dose increases the immune protection enormously, with the fourth the gain is already less.” He therefore suspects: “The full vaccination schedule will probably include three doses, as with tetanus, diphtheria, polio, TBE, HepB etc. with the possibility of adapted boosters for risk groups and people who want to protect themselves – as we do from the know the flu shot.”
This applies as soon as the immune protection is so widespread that there are only a few severe courses.