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Covid-19 pandemic: Frequent boosters can weaken immunity, says EU

Repeat booster doses every four months could eventually weaken the immune system and tire out people, it said

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The advice comes as some countries consider the possibility of offering people second booster shots in a bid to provide further protection against surging omicron infections

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European Union regulators warned that frequent Covid-19 booster shots could adversely affect the immune system and may not be feasible.  

Repeat booster doses every four months could eventually weaken the immune system and tire out people, according to the European Medicines Agency. Instead, countries should leave more time between booster programs and tie them to the onset of the cold season in each hemisphere, following the blueprint set out by influenza vaccination strategies, the agency said. 

The advice comes as some countries consider the possibility of offering people second booster shots in a bid to provide further protection against surging omicron infections.

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First Published: Jan 12 2022 | 11:00 PM IST

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