COVID-19: Fourth vaccine won’t stop infection, but helps

A fourth vaccine for COVID-19 can’t stop the spread of Omicron, so what is it doing?

three vaccine bottles with syringe for covid-29 booster vaccine

A new study out of Israel looked into how both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both impact the spread.


SMART Health Card for COVID-19 vaccines

Study reveals what a fourth COVID-19 booster really does for Omicron

Although the 4th vaccine does create additional antibodies, there still isn’t enough to stop the spread of Omicron.

Gili Regev-Yochay, director of Sheba Medical Center’s Infectious Diseases Unit, said that the level of antibodies necessary to protect against Omicron is too high for the vaccine, even if it is a good vaccine.

Read more about it here.

A 4th vaccine dose against COVID-19 has been recommended for anyone 60 or older by government experts in Israel. This 4th dose is suggested to create more antibodies and help fight the Omicron variant.


Omicron: 4th vaccine less effective


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