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Study shows COVID vaccine effectiveness against Omicron drops dramatically after 6 months

5 May 2023 22:24 (UTC+04:00)
Study shows COVID vaccine effectiveness against Omicron drops dramatically after 6 months

The effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against Omicron rapidly wanes over time, according to a new analysis, Azernews reports citing Xinhua.

This systematic review and meta-analysis of secondary data from 40 studies found that the estimated vaccine effectiveness against both laboratory-confirmed Omicron infection and symptomatic disease was lower than 20 percent at 6 months from the administration of the primary series.

The vaccine effectiveness was less than 30 percent at 9 months from the administration of a booster dose, according to the study published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open.

Compared with the Delta variant, a more prominent and quicker waning of protection was found in vaccine effectiveness against the Omicron variant.

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