Ex-Miss Switzerland Nadine Vinzens and her partner did not expect that she and her partner would end up in intensive care because of Covid-19. You were vaccinated. But the vaccine they choose is known abroad for vaccine breakthroughs.

The Johnson & amp; Covid-19 vaccine Johnson protects against infection less reliably than the mRNA vaccines from Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna.

More vaccination breakthroughs after the single vaccination from Johnson & amp; Johnson

mRNA vaccines also do better than those from Johnson & amp; Johnson.

More breakthroughs after the Johnson & amp; Johnson single vaccination

A vaccination breakthrough after the single vaccination with the Johnson & amp; Nadine Vinzens also experienced Johnson vaccine: The ex-miss had to go to the hospital with the outpatient department due to her severe corona disease.

This is what

  • Despite the vaccination, Nadine Vinzens and her partner were seriously ill Covid-19.

  • Both were on the disposable vaccine from Johnson & amp; Johnson has been immunized.

  • Its protection is less than that of the mRNA vaccines from Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna.

  • A booster vaccination is therefore recommended abroad for those who have been vaccinated.

  • A recommendation is being planned for Switzerland.

About two months ago, ex-Miss Switzerland Nadine Vinzens got the vaccine from Johnson & amp; Johnson vaccinated and felt well protected. But then she became infected with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus and suffered a severe course. She even spent some time in the intensive care unit. Covid-19 also hit her partner, the Frankfurt DJ Mark Reeve, badly.

Like you, others who use Johnson & amp; Johnson (J&J). This is because it provides far less reliable protection against infection than the mRNA vaccines from Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna. While around 75 percent protect against symptomatic Delta infection, the J & amp; J vaccine only achieves 65 percent, the German Robert Koch Institute breaks down. The difference is even greater when it comes to preventing severe disease: the mRNA vaccines achieve around 90 percent, the single-use vaccine 70 percent.

This is also reflected in the number of vaccination breakthroughs, as data from Germany and France show. In both countries, people vaccinated with J&J are recommended to be boosted with an mRNA vaccine after four weeks.

Recommendation in Switzerland is pending

In Switzerland there is no such recommendation – “because it is not yet urgent,” says Christoph Berger, President of the Swiss Vaccination Commission (Ekif). «The first vaccinations with Johnson & amp; Johnson in Switzerland wasn't that long ago. ” But you want to deal with the topic as soon as possible.

Berger advises those who, like Vinzens and her partner, have had J & amp; J vaccinated abroad at an earlier point in time to follow the recommendations there. So if it's your turn for a booster, you should get it at the same place as the first one. “I think that's obvious,” says Berger. In case of doubt, individual solutions in Switzerland would also be conceivable. “That would then be an off-label use, but easily possible.”

Vaccination breakthroughs in Switzerland

In Switzerland, the vaccines from Moderna, Biontech/Pfizer and Johnson & amp; Johnson admitted. Around 3.7 million people (42.93 percent) are considered fully immunized with the Moderna vaccine (as of December 1, 2021). Just over 1.9 million people (22.46 percent) have received two doses from Biontech/Pfizer. Johnson & amp; Johnson has been vaccinated almost 39,547 times (0.45 percent) so far. Even if very rarely, breakthroughs can occur after all vaccinations. Because no vaccine protects 100 percent. How many breakthroughs in vaccination have already occurred in Switzerland is unknown. Currently only those of patients who are treated in hospital are recorded. The breakthroughs are also not differentiated according to vaccine.

 More vaccination breakthroughs after Johnson & amp; Johnson's single vaccination

The share of Johnson & amp; Johnson vaccination is very low in Switzerland.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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