Full vaccination more effective than a booster campaign, Nphet advisor says
Cathal Walsh says strain-specific top-ups can play a role but primary vaccination is still far more effective
Inoculating the still-unvaccinated will more effectively minimise transmission of Covid-19 than rolling out a widespread booster campaign in Ireland, an advisor to the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has said.
Cathal Walsh, a member of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said top-up shots tailored for specific Covid-19 variants would play an important role in Ireland’s long-term management of the pandemic.
But he warned that top-up shots were not a route out...
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