Third vaccine shot likely needed within a year

16.04.2021 - 13:31
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Third vaccine shot likely needed within a year
Pfizer CEO says a third vaccine dose may be required no later than 12 months after the second dose
 

A booster dose of Covid vaccines will likely be required within 12 months of full vaccination.

And this may need to be followed by subsequent annual revaccinations, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told U.S news channel CNBC.

Trials have shown that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides protection for at least six months after the second shot, but it is not yet clear what happens beyond this period.

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The latest Faroese vaccination figures on corona.fo, updated today, show that 9,528 people (17.9 percent of the population) have received the first shot of the vaccine, while 4,777 (9 percent) have received the second shot.

For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit corona.fo.

 

Read the Faroese version of this article here

Translated by prosa.fo

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