Omicron variant spreading rapidly in Azerbaijan – medical center

  27 January 2022    Read: 305
  Omicron variant spreading rapidly in Azerbaijan – medical center

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Azerbaijan, AzVision.az has learned from the Clinical Medical Center.

According to the medical center, some 8,114 people contracted COVID-19 this week, 53 of whom died.

Farrukh Sadirov, a chief infectious disease specialist at the center, said that some people have recently become more confident, and this is very dangerous.

"People who get two doses should not be reassured because immunity begins to weaken five months after vaccination. The "third" dose can be called both an enhancer and a reminder dose. Because when the "booster" dose is taken, the body remembers the virus and becomes resistant to it."

Sadirov noted that according to research, if two doses of vaccine can provide 25% protection from Omicron, after the third dose, this figure rises to 70%.

"Vaccination remains the main way to protect against Omicron. By taking the booster dose and following the basic rules, you can protect yourself and your family," he added.


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