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EU Regulators Warn Against Booster Shots Over Injury Concerns

Medical regulators of the European Union have warned that frequent use of coronavirus boosters could have unintended health conferences, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday. Officials of the European Medicines Agency warned against proposals to vaccinate people with a booster shot every four months, instead leaving the door open for an annual booster that would be analogous to the strategy behind flu shot vaccines.

The regulators have expressed concern that repeated, frequent boosters could serve an effect opposite to that of the intent, tiring out the immune system through its repetitive use.

One EU health official argued against suggestions that the use of boosters continue indefinitely. “[Boosters] can be done once, or maybe twice, but it’s not something that we can think should be repeated constantly,” said Marco Cavaleri, the EMA’s head of biological health threats and vaccines strategy. “We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting.” Read more…

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