It’s been revealed that an expert just concluded that Covid-19 vaccine boosters are not needed at the moment for the general public. Check out the latest reports below.
This is what a group of leading U.S. and international scientists said Monday in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet.
This conclusion was revealed by scientists, including two senior FDA officials and the WHO.
It’s also worth noting the fact that the conclusions came as studies continue to show the authorized Covid vaccines in the U.S. remain highly effective against severe disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant.
The Delta Covid variant is ruling all the other strains across the globe these days. It’s already been revealed that the Delta variant is the most dangerous one so far, according to more expert opinions across the globe.
Protection against severe disease may persist
It’s also worth noting the fact that the Covid vaccine effectiveness against mild disease may wane over time, but protection against severe disease may persist, the scientists said, as noted by CNBC.
The reason for which this is happening is the fact that the body’s immune system is complex, they said, and has other defenses besides antibodies that may protect someone from getting seriously sick.
“Current evidence does not, therefore, appear to show a need for boosting in the general population, in which efficacy against severe disease remains high.”
This is what the scientists wrote, and they also made sure to add the fact that the distribution of boosters is “not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic.”
It’s also important to note the fact that the booster shots could eventually be needed for the general population – this is in case if vaccine-induced immunity wanes more or in the case when a new variant emerges that can evade shots’ protection.
Risks are involved in a sooner distribution of boosters
They also noted the fact that there are risks involved regarding sooner distribution of the booster vaccines – these include potential side effects such as a rare heart inflammation condition known as myocarditis. This is more common after the second dose of mRNA vaccines.
“If unnecessary boosting causes significant adverse reactions, there could be implications for vaccine acceptance that go beyond COVID-19 vaccines.”
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