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“I’m getting no more”: Reaction to news that Covid vaccine boosters also waning in efficacy 

As the Omicron variant proves to be milder than first believed, and Covid restrictions are lifted across the world, there were strong reactions on social media to news that a new study had found that the third dose of Covid-19 vaccines were also found to wane “substantially” within months of administration. 

The study, from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, found that the efficacy against infection of third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines wanes substantially by the fourth month after administration.

“The mRNA vaccines, including the booster shot, are very effective, but effectiveness declines over time. Our findings suggest that additional doses may be necessary to maintain protection against COVID-19, especially for high-risk populations,” said study co-author Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health director of public health informatics.

However, the study reported that individuals with second and third doses of an mRNA vaccine had greater protection against hospitalizations.

Concerns about fatigue after long lockdowns seems to be borne out by social media reaction to news that the Covid vaccine booster was also waning in providing immunity.

“Well I won’t be getting any more jabs. I’m not anti vaxxer, I got my jab but not taking any more,” said one woman.

“I’m sitting here fully vaccinated and I had my booster last month. I caught covid and I’m just out of bed from 35 hours of hell and I still feel like death. Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?,” asked one Twitter user.

Questions were raised regarding the continued requirement for Covid Certs for travel.

“But [the] EU is still maintaining the nonsense of the Covid Cert for travel? At this stage is it a money racket or does it illustrate the incompetence of the EU to react to the science in a timely manner?” asked one person.


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