Prof. Dr. According to Mehmet Ceyhan, even if the Covid-19 vaccine is found, it may take 6 months to administer the vaccines. The reason it takes so long is that the infrastructure to store vaccines is problematic.
The positive news about the coronavirus vaccine in the past days made everyone happy. With the discovery of a largely successful vaccine, people’s morale in general started to improve.
Head of the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan, on the other hand, touched on a point that was not taken into consideration, and said that the distribution process of the vaccine could take 6 months.
Infrastructure is insufficient
Developments such as the 5 million doses of CoronaVac vaccine announced by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, BioNTech established by Turkish scientists Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin, and the vaccine developed by Pfizer became hopes for people. Making a statement about the transfer process and storage conditions of the vaccine, Ceyhan touched on some different points.
Prof. Dr. Ceyhan said, “There are no minus 70 degrees warehouses where you can store millions of boxes of vaccine. This means that this infrastructure needs to be prepared first, this is a very expensive job. It is more difficult to send to the end points at minus 70 degrees, they should be provided, this environment should be provided in the warehouses in the places to go. But since you cannot scatter minus 70 degrees cabinets everywhere, it means it will be applied in less centers. This is a serious problem, trying to overcome this, the time is too short. There was also such a problem with the chickenpox vaccine; has been brought, “he said.
Stating that the Chinese origin vaccine is an inactive vaccine, it is easier to produce. Dr. Ceyhan said that the logistics processes of these vaccines are also easier. He stated that the other vaccine needs minus 70 degrees of storage, but countries do not have such a source.
It will take 5-6 months to prepare the infrastructure
According to the professor, it is not possible to prepare this infrastructure at once. Ceyhan said, “It is not possible to prepare that infrastructure and apply this vaccine before 5-6 months, wherever you look at it. When you look at vaccination from a glimmer of hope, it is actually a step to be overcome. As a result, you will find the vaccine first, you will make it work, it is extremely Important. After that, there are two more important points: First, the production of a certain number of vaccines for individual protection. The people here misunderstand that when individual vaccination begins, neither the epidemic will be affected, nor the people who have the vaccine will get rid of the mask and distance. “Everybody, including those who have been vaccinated, will live with the mask and distance rules until they realize whether they will carry this disease or not. We will continue to live with these protective measures for a certain period of time.”
According to the professor, the cost of cabinets and the prices of vaccines stand out as another source of trouble. Although there are 2 cabinets in their own hospitals, we will live longer by observing corona measures, according to the professor’s statements, who said that there is no infrastructure for millions of vaccines.