Immunologist calls for Govt to bring forward Covid booster shots

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 7:34AM
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Immunologist calls for Govt to bring forward Covid booster shots

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 7:34AM

An immunologist is calling on the Government to bring forward the Covid booster shot timeframe.  

Ministers are set to meet today to discuss this exact issue, as New Zealand records its first case of the Omicron variant in MIQ in Christchurch. 

A third shot is currently only available to those who last had their second shot, at least six months ago.  

Malaghan Institute Director Dr Graham Le Gros, told Tim Dower with the new threat of Omicron, we should move the eligibility to five months. 

“It won’t be quite as good as the six month period, but at least it will stop the infection that this Omicron actually hospitalising people or making people sick.” 

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