A virus that just doesn’t seem to be leaving us anytime soon, experts are now suggesting that it is likely for people to receive yet another vaccine to boost their immunity against COVID-19 in 2022.
According to Thomas Mertens, the head of Germany’s independent vaccine advisory panel- it’s likely that everyone will have to get re-vaccinated next year against COVID-19. Speaking to the Funke newspaper group Mertens said that there isn’t yet enough data to say when exactly booster shots will be needed, and officials will have to wait a few months to see whether protection against the coronavirus weakens in some groups.
Having said this, Mertens also stressed that “the virus won’t leave us again” and so the vaccinations currently underway won’t be the last. He added: “In principle, we have to prepare for everyone possibly having to refresh their vaccine protection next year.”
As it stands, the majority of jabs that are being administered globally, consist of two doses of the vaccine, the second of which is a booster shot. But, considering the virus’s evolution and quick-varying mutants, it is expected that another booster shot may be needed in the coming year or so.