Booster shot alert: Scientists say a third Covid jab isn’t necessary at this time.
As health officials in the UK and the US announce plans to expand its vaccine programs, scientists have warned that a wide release of booster injections is “not acceptable” at this point of the epidemic.
On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged that plans for an adult Covid booster shot are “moving forward.” The government has yet to issue any official recommendations on the subject, but scientists have already criticized the suggested ideas. Last Thursday, Dame Sarah Gilbert, the scientist behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, claimed that immunity among those who had been vaccinated was “lasting well” and that there was “no need to boost everyone.”
The Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunizations (JCVI) has also slammed suggested plans to provide booster vaccines to people who aren’t particularly susceptible or elderly.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked globe leaders not to hoard Covid vaccines for booster programs earlier this summer, instead encouraging governments to share their stocks with the rest of the world.
Mr Johson, though, told Sky News during a tour to the East Midlands: “That’s going ahead – that’s already been approved.” That, I believe, is a positive thing.”
Following a briefing from US scientists, the Prime Minister announced that vaccine booster doses are not required at this stage of the pandemic.
The report was published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet after an in-depth investigation of the available data.
According to the study, Covid vaccines are still quite efficient at protecting people in the United States from the coronavirus.
Vaccination campaigns have resulted in fewer hospitalizations and less strain on health-care systems.
According to the researchers, the Delta variant of coronavirus, which is more easily transmitted, is the same.
In recent months, Delta has emerged as the top cause of Covif infections in the United Kingdom and the United States.
However, there is evidence that the protection provided by Covid vaccinations diminishes over time.
According to Israeli scientists, the protection provided by the Pfizer vaccine, for example, virtually “disappear[s]” six months after the second shot.
Scientists have also shown that six months after the second treatment, China’s Sinovac becomes less effective.
According to the reports, Health Secretary Sajid Javid is considering introducing booster vaccines this autumn.
President Joe Biden declared last Monday that the US federal government has procured enough Covoid vaccinations. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”