Coronavirus

Millions missing out on booster protection

Oliver Lewis
Mon, 24 Jan 2022

Millions missing out on booster protection
On Sunday Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the current four-month booster gap was “serving us well”. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
Mon, 24 Jan 2022
With omicron in the community, millions of New Zealanders are still waiting for the protection offered by a vaccine booster dose. The Ministry of Health has already reduced the minimum gap between the second and third doses of the Pfizer vaccine to four months down from six. In the United Kingdom, the wait is just three months. Professor Michael Baker, an epidemiologist at the University of Otago in Wellington, said New Zealand should follow suit as quickly as possible. “We really want to boost as many adults as possib...

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