Is It Time for Yet Another COVID Booster?
The first COVID booster shot is now in the rear-view mirror for millions of Americans —for the 28% who got it, at least — but new data finds its effectiveness waning after about 4 months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already recommended boosters for immunocompromised people. So, is the next logical step another booster for every other adult? The consensus among public health officials seems to be: Not so fast.
@soumini According to CDC research, cited by Fauci, vaccine effectiveness after two doses of the mRNA vaccine drops to 58% after 4-5 months. After a booster dose, the vaccine is initially 91% effective at preventing hospitalizations, but that drops to 78% at months 4 to 5. "Nonetheless, the level of 78 % is still a good protective area," Fauci said.