Huge rise in protection from Covid booster jabs
The Times says booster vaccines are expected to get the go-ahead early next week after data showed that they give a “several-fold increase” in vital antibodies that protect against coronavirus.
Millions of older people may have to wait for a third jab until later in the autumn, however, to ensure they are shielded for the winter.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) was presented with data yesterday showing that a top-up Pfizer-BioNTech dose months after a second jab greatly boosted the body’s immune response to coronavirus. This was seen in those who had previously been given either Pfizer or AstraZeneca, strengthening the case for a mix-and-match booster campaign.
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