Some scientists and doctors suggest that we might need to get an annual COVID shot, just like we do with the flu jab.
“In order to keep it under control, we likely will need some form of periodic vaccination. Now, whether that’s annual or every two years or every five years, we don’t really know that yet. I think that that will emerge as we gather more data,” said Dr. Archana Chatterjee, dean of the Chicago Medical School.
We already know that all virus vaccines wane over time, especially if you’re older with a weaker immune system. Pfizer and Moderna are already working on the next booster, tweaking it to fight the Omicron strain as well.
“Our goal is to be able to have a single annual booster — so that we don’t have compliance issues where people don’t want to get two to three shots a winter, but they get one dose where they get a booster for corona and they get a booster for flu and RSV, to make sure that people get their vaccines.”