UK public urged to get Covid booster by 11 December if eligible to avoid waning immunity


New research shows the risk of infection increases significantly six months after a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Ministers are urging millions of Britons to get their Covid booster jab by 11 December to ensure they have “very high protection against Covid by Christmas Day” as new evidence shows the risk of infection increases with the time since the second dose.

The fresh warning comes after cases broke records in parts of Europe on Wednesday, with the continent once again the centre of a pandemic that has prompted new restrictions.

Continue reading...

Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Coronavirus

Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/25/uk-public-urged-to-get-covid-booster-by-11-december-if-eligible-to-avoid-waning-immunity



Related:
October 23, 2021 at 2:00 AM Covid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’
October 19, 2021 at 7:09 AM Fears grow in England over rise of new Covid Delta variant
October 19, 2021 at 7:09 AM Offshoot of Covid Delta variant on the rise in England
October 12, 2021 at 1:18 PM Calls for inquiry as negative Covid PCR tests after positive lateral flow reported
August 27, 2021 at 6:17 PM Australia Covid live news update: NSW, Victoria and ACT brace for case numbers as lockdown decisions loom