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Covid booster shots significantly strengthen immunity, trial finds

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Jabs offer far higher protection than that needed to prevent hospitalisation and death, Cov-Boost trial lead says Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Covid booster shots can dramatically strengthen the body's immune defences, according to a study that raises hopes of preventing a winter wave of severe disease driven by the Omicron variant. In a study published in the Lancet , researchers on the UK-based Cov-Boost trial measured immune responses in nearly 3,000 people who received one of seven Covid-19 boosters or a control jab two to three months after their...
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