It is possible that COVID-19 vaccine booster doses will not be the most effective strategy for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the European Medicines Agency.
What happened: According to Bloomberg, European Union regulators have warned that receiving too many COVID-19 vaccine booster doses could weaken our immune systems, making us more susceptible to illness.
Regular booster shots every four months could “eventually weaken the immune system and exhaust people,” according to a report in Bloomberg.
What to do: According to the EMA, countries may choose to extend the period between booster doses and ensure that they are administered during certain cold seasons in their respective countries.
The story is being driven by suspicions about a fourth COVID-19 vaccination shot to combat the omicron form, which has begun to circulate recently.
According to BBC News, Israel has begun the distribution of a fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot.
A fourth COVID-19 vaccination shot for the American people, is possible, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s medical adviser on coronaviruses. However, the timing of such a shot is still unclear.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla stated that the company’s vaccine developer will have an omicron-specific vaccine available by the beginning of the next spring season.
As I reported for the Deseret News, there is a fourth injection available for immunocompromised persons. Take advantage of this opportunity.
Following that, scientists have begun to notice evidence that the omicron wave is reaching its apex. Inspecting current trends may provide a hint as to whether or not a fourth shot will be made available to all Americans.