Medical advisor: We don't have to bring booster shots forward to three months

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 6:06PM
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Medical advisor: We don't have to bring booster shots forward to three months

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 6:06PM

An expert says New Zealand has time on its side when it comes to rolling out booster shots.

Government ministers are meeting today to discuss bringing the booster programme forward.

We currently have to wait six months between the second and third vaccine dose but Omicron may prompt that to be shortened.

Immunisation Advisory Centre medical advisor Peter McIntyre told Heather du Plessis-Allan we aren't in the same situation in the UK so wouldn't have to reduce to three months.

“But I still think it would be prudent to be concentrating on the frontline health workers, border workers on the one hand, older and medically at risk population on the other.”

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