Booster Jabs Will Likely Be Needed Annually For The Next 10 Years

 

Chris Hopson, head of NHS Providers, has shared that he believes vaccine top-ups could be required for the next decade, as he states vaccines will likely be needed on ‘an annual basis for, I don’t know, at least five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 years.’

 

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Hopson also called on the Government to attain the health service time to plan for potential COVID-19 vaccine booster campaigns.

 

 

Hopson’s comments came shortly after Matt Hancock’s promise yesterday to set out plans for Britain’s autumn booster coronavirus vaccine campaign in upcoming weeks.

 

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The Health Secretary said officials were waiting for the results from a Government-funded trial into whether mixing and matching different jabs gives better protection. As Mr. Hancock explained, ‘When we know the results of that [study], then we will set out the full plans for the booster programme over the autumn,’.

 

 

Given the newly established vaccinations, experts believe two standard doses are extremely effective for at least six months and probably much longer, but exactly when immunity begins to fade is not yet known.

 

Meanwhile, locally, 80% of the population has received at least the first jab.

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