Will Britain need a £1billion Covid booster vaccine roll-out for EVERYONE each winter? Two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine wane after six months no matter what age you are, major Israeli study finds

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  • Study finds people vaccinated in January and February were more likely to have a successful infection in July
  • Researchers analyzed infection levels in more than 1.3 million Israeli double-jaded adults over the age of 16
  • People of all ages double-jabbed at the beginning of the year were 51% more likely to be infected than in the spring

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The NHS is set to roll out an annual booster at a cost of £1bn to taxpayers, a study finds, with Pfizer’s second vaccine reducing immunity to COVID within six months.

Those who completed their two-dose course in January had a 51 percent increased risk of catching the virus by July, according to research conducted on more than one million Israelis.

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The scientists claimed that the increased risk of getting infected is visible in people of all ages, although the elderly are more likely to become seriously ill.

The study – by Israeli researchers using median data from 1.3 million adults in the country – is the first to confirm that even young people see their immunity against the virus rise within months. The hope was that protection would be better in younger groups as they generally have stronger immune systems.

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Israel, which has led the charge on vaccines throughout the pandemic, is already offering boosters to those over 16 as long as five months have passed after their second dose. Researchers said it is too early to tell how quickly immunity declines after a booster jab, but it may last longer.

In the UK, top-up doses were approved in September for all over 50, health and care domestic workers and critically ill patients and ministers this week expanded the program to people in their forties .

Vaccine consultants in the UK have acknowledged they can be given to young adults but are waiting for more conclusive evidence on their safety and efficacy.

In an indication of the direction of travel, NHS England boss Amanda Pritchard said yesterday that the health service is already planning to deliver an annual COVID booster vaccine campaign in the UK.

No10 has already bought 35 million doses of Pfizer’s Covid jab – enough to cover the most vulnerable – for next autumn’s booster jab drive, in a deal worth nearly £1 billion. But the overall price would be even higher if everyone needed a top-up dose, given that the jabs cost around £22 a piece.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already acknowledged that Britons may need proof of a booster jab in what is considered ‘fully vaccinated’ in the future, a move that could spark renewed chaos for holiday plans. Can do.

Israeli researchers found that people vaccinated in January and February (blue line) were 51 percent more likely to be infected in July than those who were infected in March and April (orange line), regardless of age. The graph shows: age-adjusted probability of infection among fully vaccinated people in both groups as of early June 1

The graph shows: age-adjusted probability of hospitalization among those who were fully vaccinated from January to February (blue line) compared with March to April (orange line) beginning June 1

The graph shows: age-adjusted probability of hospitalization among those who were fully vaccinated from January to February (blue line) compared with March to April (orange line) beginning June 1

Image: Health Secretary Sajid Javid receives his COVID booster jab at a pharmacy in central London today from Nikki Kanani, Medical Director of Primary Care NHS England

Amanda Pritchard said the NHS is already planning, should it need to deliver an annual vaccine campaign

Left: Health Secretary Sajid Javid receives his COVID booster jab from Nikki Kanani, Medical Director Primary Care NHS England, at a pharmacy in central London today. Right: Amanda Pritchard said the NHS is already planning, should it need to deliver an annual vaccine campaign

The study, conducted by the KI Research Institute in Israel, used medical records from private healthcare company Maccabi Healthcare Services.

Double-jabbed in January, about 365 per 100,000 people of all ages became infected with COVID between June 1 and July 27.

This was higher than those who were fully vaccinated in February (337), March (231) and April (170).

After adjusting for age and whether people were more vulnerable to COVID, the researchers found that those vaccinated earlier in the year had a statistically significant 51 percent increased risk of infection after vaccination.

They found a similar relative increase in the risk of hospitalization but this was not statistically significant. Conclusion. have been published in nature communication,

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