“Time will tell” if everyone in Ireland will need a COVID-19 vaccine booster, the HSE’s Dr Colm Henry says.
He also says those who are now due to receive a third shot will get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, regardless of whether they received the AstraZeneca or Janssen ones before this.
Dr Henry was speaking after it was announced yesterday that there’ll be a further extension of the booster campaign.
An additional dose will be given to care home residents aged 65 and older, as well as people aged 80+ in the community.
It comes in addition to the earlier announcement that immuno-compromised people will also receive an extra dose.
Dr Henry told Newstalk Breakfast these changes reflect “emerging evidence” that there’s waning immunity from the vaccines in certain groups.
Credit to : Newstalk