Super Immunity in COVID-19 Survivors Reduces Need for Boosters

Summary

The Health Ministry releases the result of research on the chance of forming a super immunity in former COVID-19 patients or COVID-19 survivors. The research, titled "Review: COVID Super-Immunity from Hybrid Antibodies," states that individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 before receiving the vaccination may be able to form super-immunity due to higher and stable antibody levels.

The research states that such a condition occurs because patients are exposed to more diverse antigens, not only spike proteins, a condition that occurred only in the group of people that received the mRNA vaccine. This has also been expressed by the epidemiologist from Universitas Indonesia (UI), Pandu Riono. According to Pandu, vaccinating people who have been infected with COVID-19 will increase their immunity to levels that are higher than in people who have not been infected and vaccinated. "Such a condition also means that the general population does not need the third dose," Pandu said on October 18, 2021.

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