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POLL: Do you think booster vaccines are necessary for healthy individuals?

Booster vaccines have been lately gathering their fair share of attention, with their use predominantly being recommended for vulnerable individuals such as elderly people or those with underlying medical issues.

The incorporation of booster vaccines has been consistently met with opposition from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has recommended that additional vaccines be delivered to developing countries where vaccine supply is scarce rather than developed countries.

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Although to some, it’s an obvious proposal that vulnerable people need to receive an additional dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, however, the question is if booster vaccines are necessary for healthy individuals too.

Although it hasn’t been officially announced in Ireland, certain discussions have suggested that there might be a future use for booster vaccines for everyone, regardless of their vulnerability to Covid-19.

Recently, Immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill stated that healthy individuals shouldn’t require the booster jab but warned that this may change.

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He made reference to the Hep C vaccine, which requires three shots in order to be inoculated while adding that some vaccines do require more than two doses.

Could Covid-19 possibly be the same story?

Should a third dose be necessary for healthy individuals or do you think that it shouldn’t be required?

Do you think booster vaccines are necessary for healthy individuals?

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