The left continues to highly tout the need for a booster shot even among those who are vaccinated. However, there are now some experts who believe that a booster shot may be unnecessary. Moreover, this wasn’t just some “expert” but the person behind the AstraZeneca vaccine herself.
Oxford University Professor Sarah Gilbert told the Telegraph newspaper that she believes that immunity from the original vaccine continues to hold up well, and she claimed that the vaccine was even fighting back against the Delta variant as well.
“We will look at each situation; the immuno-compromised and elderly will receive boosters,” she said. “But I don’t think we need to boost everybody. Immunity is lasting well in the majority of people.”
These comments are now coming as the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization is expected to make recommendations in the coming days regarding the booster program. This group is a panel of British medical experts, and there is some speculation that they might rule in the same fashion as Britain’s medical regulator, who said on Thursday that AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines are safe to use as boosters.
U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said that he expects the booster program to start in a few weeks.
Gilbert noted that the priority of the world should be to get more vaccines to countries that have limited supplies.
“We need to get vaccines to countries where few of the population have been vaccinated so far,’’ Gilbert said. “We have to do better in this regard. The first dose has the most impact.”