Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, was quoted on in a recent round table chat among journalists at Bloomberg Quint. The transcript is part of a recurring series of published virtual chats among journalists as they discuss the latest news around the world. In the entry from September 30, a quote from Dr. El-Sadr is included as the group discusses the importance of following medical instructions for interventions such as vaccines:
“You need to get the immunization the way it was developed; if a vaccine requires two rounds, skipping the second means you may not reap the full benefit. “Without studies of the novel combinations, there is no information on whether it will trigger side effects or decrease the effectiveness.” In other words, as with all medication, take only as prescribed.