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AstraZeneca scientist says booster shots may not be necessary for most people

One of the leading scientists working for AstraZeneca says that booster shots used to extend immunity against COVID-19 may not be necessary for most people.

Professor Sarah Gilbert of Oxford University says that immunity from the first doses are working well for most people, and those people don’t need a booster the way the elderly or immunocompromised might.


She also said it’s working well against the Delta Variant.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization is planning to make recommendations regarding any kind of booster program soon in the U.K.

Gilbert added that the priority should be getting vaccines to countries without access, not boosters before everyone has had a at least one dose globally.



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