In order to get infections under control as quickly as possible, the Salzburg Medical Association is now advising all doctors to give the third vaccination earlier. So far, the recommended deadline was six months after a second vaccination. New data from Israel are cited as the rationale for the new strategy.
Many laypeople have been amazed in the last few days that politicians and medical professionals preached a vaccination interval of six months to the third bite for months. Everything is different now.
Four months as a new deadline
The Red Cross sets the third stitch after just four months, now the doctors in ordinations are following suit. Salzburg’s Medical Association President Karl Forstner says that the third vaccination, which is brought forward by two months, does not act according to the specifications of the respective manufacturer.
However, there are findings that would speak in favor of a faster implementation of the third vaccination, emphasizes Forstner: “Vienna has already created the possibility of the third vaccination after three months. Due to the extreme development, the state of Salzburg is now also making it possible to shorten the vaccination interval. “
Vienna as a pioneer
What will this legally change for doctors? The spokesman emphasizes that the problem is vaccination breakthroughs: “Every medical measure remains the decision of the patient and the treating doctor. This is especially true for off-label applications. But there are also recommendations from the State Medical Directorate in this direction. “
“20 times better immune protection”
The President of the Medical Association recommends third-party vaccination in any case. He relies on the data from Israel. This shows that a third vaccination with an mRNA vaccine resulted in 20-fold better immune protection.