Covid vaccine latest: NO fourth jab needed – UK officials issue new guidance on boosters | Science | News

The latest data released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has shown that booster doses still provide high levels of protection against severe disease from the Omicron variant among older adults.

Current figures indicate that around 3 months after they received the third jab, protection against hospitalisation among those aged 65 and over remains at about 90 percent.

And with only 2 vaccine doses, protection against severe disease still drops to around 70 percent after 3 months and to 50 percent after 6 months.

Now, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has said it has taken the latest evidence into account for the ongoing review of the booster programme.

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