COVID-19 booster shots likely needed within 8-12 months after full vaccination, epidemiologist says – WMUR Manchester

COVID-19 booster shots most likely needed within 8-12 months after full vaccination, epidemiologist states
Health authorities say lots of aspects still being studied

Upgraded: 10:23 PM EDT Jul 7, 2021

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COVID-19 booster shots likely needed within 8-12 months after full vaccination, epidemiologist states
Health officials say numerous aspects still being studied

Updated: 10:23 PM EDT Jul 7, 2021

MANCHESTER, N.H.– Public health authorities have continued to push for more people to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. But some health officials have actually said it is most likely you will require a booster shot at some time within the next year. According to officials, its safe to anticipate that you would need a booster shot within 8 to 12 months of when youre vaccinated.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centers associate healthcare facility epidemiologist Dr. Jose Mercado said we will likely understand more in the next few months whether his forecast comes real. He pointed to two elements: the existing vaccine remaining reliable versus versions and the length of time immunity will last. Both are being studied. If we do need boosters, another set of variables is developed. “Before we do decide to get the boosters, we do still require to respond to a couple concerns,” Mercado stated. “One is, does it really improve the body immune system and is it safe to do so?”

Some health authorities have actually said it is most likely you will need a booster shot at some point within the next year. According to officials, its safe to expect that you would require a booster shot within 8 to 12 months of when youre vaccinated.Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centers associate medical facility epidemiologist Dr. Jose Mercado stated we will likely know more in the next few months whether his forecast comes real. “Before we do decide to get the boosters, we do still require to address a couple questions,” Mercado said. Some health authorities have actually said it is most likely you will require a booster shot at some point within the next year. “Before we do decide to get the boosters, we do still require to respond to a couple questions,” Mercado stated.

Public health officials have continued to press for more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination. However some health authorities have actually said it is likely you will need a booster shot at some point within the next year. According to authorities, its safe to expect that you would require a booster shot within 8 to 12 months of when youre vaccinated.Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centers associate healthcare facility epidemiologist Dr. Jose Mercado said we will likely understand more in the next couple of months whether his forecast becomes a reality. He pointed to two aspects: the present vaccine staying efficient versus variations and for how long resistance will last. Both are being studied. If we do need boosters, another set of variables is produced. “Before we do decide to get the boosters, we do still require to respond to a couple questions,” Mercado stated. “One is, does it actually increase the body immune system and is it safe to do so?” He stated vaccine companies are performing those trials now. He included that research studies have actually shown that a minimum of the Pfizer vaccine is able to reduce the effects of the delta variation. According to Mercado, the mRNA technology seems making the vaccine effective against variants.>> > > MORE FROM WMUR: Cheshire County Sheriffs workplace employs public opinion on working with personnel

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