What can we expect from this plant-based vaccine for COVID-19?
As of this writing, Covifenz is only approved in Canada for people aged 18 and older. The country has secured 76 million doses of the plant-derived vaccine. However, the companies are reportedly in talks with Japan, USA, and authorities in Europe and Asia.
In case Covifenz becomes available in the Philippines, here are some points to keep in mind:
- It still requires 2 doses (like most vaccines we have now).
- It may be a good option for people who cannot or are not comfortable with mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna).
- Covifenz is easier to transport and store because it doesn’t require ultra-low temperature for storage.
Depending on the results of their trials, we might be able to use it, too, for booster shots and in children younger than 18.
Get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible
At this point, what’s clear is that people should get their vaccine and booster as soon as they can. Experts have declared them safe and effective against severe COVID-19 infections that require hospitalization and might result in death.
Do you need more information about COVID-19 vaccines? The following article might help you:
Of course, if you have doubts and concerns about the vaccine and your health, it’s best to talk to your doctor.
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