The CDC is warning Americans that those without Covid-19 booster shots are likely running low on antibodies to fight infection of the virus, but most still aren’t biting.
Dr. Shana Johnson, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in Scottsdale, Arizona, told Fox News that the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine can offer significant protection, but not for very long.
“For adults, the vaccine effectiveness dropped from 62% at two months after vaccination to 24% at four to six months for protection against COVID-19 hospitalization,” Johnson said. “Durability was better for preventing critical COVID-19 disease, at 50% at four to six months after vaccination.”
Despite the CDC recommendation that all individuals aged 12 years and older who have been vaccinated should receive a booster dose, the overwhelming majority of Americans have not received it. As of May 10th, only 20.5% of U.S. adults had received a bivalent booster dose. Additionally, the CDC revealed that most individuals within this group had received their last vaccine dose over a year ago.
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