Professor Kingston Mills of Trinity College Dublin, who is a Professor of Experimental Immunology, says that the entire population of adults right down to the age of 19 needs to receive a booster shot.
He said that he would not see any issue with administering booster vaccines before a five-month interval is up.
He said that the benefits would be to administer the booster jab now rather than waiting for a particular period of time, otherwise the risk of getting Covid-19 is increased.
He added that trials have shown that those who received a Moderna or Pfizer booster shot after the Janssen, showed that the effect was “tremendous”.
He also said that people who received Janssen and AstraZeneca should be prioritised for a booster shot once the other priority groups are completed.
Following this, he said that the remainder of the population should get booster shots.
“There’s no reason for leaving these vaccines sitting in freezers when people are getting affected and young people are getting affected now that they have been vaccinated, so why not boost them?”
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