With vaccinations for the SARS-CoV-2 virus being imposed across the world, more or less officially, it may not be enough anymore to receive just two jabs to be considered fully vaccinated. According to a new article from CNN, the definition of fully vaccinated for COVID is changing to three doses.
There’s no wonder how some nations have reconsidered what fully vaccinated for the coronavirus must mean. The immunity granted by the vaccinations is waning, and the Delta variant is making the disease spread fast.
The booster jab could become mandatory
Several European countries are preparing to impose a third dose of a COVID vaccine for their inhabitants. For instance, in Austria, you’ll need the booster dose if more than nine months pass from the second dose. Otherwise, your full vaccination status expires.
Things aren’t too easy on vaccination skeptics in France, as well, considering that President Emmanuel Macron revealed that every person above the age of 65 years old will need a booster dose to revalidate the vaccination pass.
Restrictions related to the ongoing pandemic could be reintroduced in the UK unless people take their booster doses. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, as quoted by CNN:
It’s very clear that getting three jabs — getting your booster — will become an important fact and it will make life easier for you in all sorts of ways.
According to Our World in Data, more than half of the planet’s population has been vaccinated against COVID with at least the first dose. That means 52.3%, to be more precise. The same source tells us that 7.56 billion doses of COVID vaccinations have been administered across the globe. As for how many are administered every day, we also have an impressive number: 29.92 million.