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Boosters increase protection against death from Omicron in over-50s to 95% - UKHSA

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Boosters increase protection against death from Omicron in over-50s to 95% - UKHSA
Boosters increase protection against death from Omicron in over-50s to 95% - UKHSA   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

LONDONCOVID-19 boosters increase protection against death from the Omicron variant to 95% in people aged 50 or over, the UK Health Security Agency said on Thursday.

The UKHSA said that around six months after a second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines, protection against death with Omicron was around 60% in those aged 50 and over. However, this increased to around 95% two weeks after receiving a booster vaccine dose.