Males’s Well being Community (MHN) applauds the suggestions from CDC and NIH introduced on August 18, 2021, to make COVID-19 booster vaccinations obtainable for many who are at increased threat of COVID-19 infections, together with nursing house residents, health-care suppliers, and people over 65 years of age. These had been nearly all of these to first get vaccinated in December and January. MHN additionally urges the FDA to maneuver with all due urgency to not solely approve booster vaccinations but additionally grant full advertising and marketing approval to the three COVID-19 vaccines presently obtainable within the US.
Assuming FDA approval of those booster suggestions, they’re anticipated to be obtainable to all eligible Individuals, freed from cost, starting the week of Sept. 20th. Individuals ought to start getting the third vaccination beginning eight months after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Information from research of a booster vaccination in immunocompromised sufferers have proven negative effects from a 3rd jab to be the identical as seen with the preliminary two doses. A booster vaccination for many who acquired the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is anticipated to be obtainable within the early Fall or Winter of this 12 months.
COVID-19 continues to pose an actual and substantial hazard to the well being of all and continues to place strains on most each facet of our lives, our households, our communities, our healthcare methods, and our nation. These boosters will present long-term and sturdy safety towards hospitalization and demise and are crucial to curbing COVID-19.
Males are at specific threat of harmful outcomes in the event that they contract COVID-19. Whereas this harmful virus and its mutations infect women and men at roughly the identical price, roughly 56% of the deaths related to COVID-19 infections within the US and worldwide happen in males. Whereas the explanations for this aren’t but clear, it must be famous that males usually tend to undergo from medical situations resembling weight problems, hypertension, and diabetes, and people situations are related to extra extreme infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. The actual fact is that males die at increased charges from 9 out of the ten main causes of demise in America and at the moment are dying at increased charges from COVID-19.
Males’s Well being Community urges males to speak with a doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or different well being care skilled of their group about COVID-19. They’ll offer you recommendation concerning the virus that’s particular to you, your loved ones, and your group.
Learn concerning the Influence of COVID-19 on Male Minority and Susceptible Populations right here.
We urge males to MAN-UP TO COVID and GET THE-JAB. When you have accomplished the primary two vaccinations, get the booster 8 months after your closing dose.
When you have not gotten totally vaccinated, get vaccinated. We additionally encourage males, notably Fathers and Grandfathers, to carry these you like and care about with you to allow them to additionally GET THE-JAB.