US studies highlight the need for COVID-19 boosters to fight Omicron

US studies highlight the need for COVID-19 boosters to fight Omicron

22/1/2022 2:57:00 AM

US studies highlight the need for COVID-19 boosters to fight Omicron

CHICAGO: Three US studies show that a third dose of an mRNA vaccine is key to fighting the Omicron coronavirus variant, providing 90 per cent protection against hospitalisation due to COVID-19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday (Jan 21). The studies, led by the CDC, are

As has been shown in other countries, vaccine boosters performed better against the Delta variant than Omicron, a highly mutated version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that has been able to evade immunity from vaccines and prior infections.One of the studies, published on Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, looked at rates of hospitalisation, emergency department and urgent care visits in 10 states between Aug 26, 2021, and Jan 5, 2022.

It found that protection from two doses of vaccine fell to 57 per cent in people who got their second shot at least six months earlier. Among those who received a booster, protection from hospitalisation and urgent care visits was 90 per cent.In another study published in the JAMA medical journal, researchers reviewed data on 23,391 COVID-19 cases caused by either the Delta or Omicron variant among people seeking testing between Dec 10, 2021, and Jan 1, 2022.

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