Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dubey believes that Quebecars will have to inject a third dose of vaccine next fall, depending on the evolution of the variants.
In an interview with 98.5 on Friday, he indicated that he was “not surprised.”
“As the epidemic continues around the world, I would not be surprised if a third dose had to be given somewhere this fall,” he explained.
The company Pfizer / BioMtech announced on Thursday that it plans to request authorization “in the coming weeks” for a third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, especially in the United States and Europe.
“The booster dose given six months after the second dose has a consistent safety profile, but detects high levels of neutralizing antibodies” against the virus, including the beta variant, found in South Africa. .
The 3E However, Minister Christian Dubey said the dose would be recommended from public health.
“We have proven that our vaccination activities are very effective. The important thing is to have 1Back And 2E Dosage. And when we get to the next level, we will see what we can do, ”he said.