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Pfizer Claims Immunity From Its Covid Vaccine Has Started To Fade & Third Dose Will Be Needed

Big pharma giant Pfizer has claimed that the immunity provided by its Covid vaccine is already waning and it wants to give people booster jabs six months after they’ve had their second dose. 

Pfizer and the German firm BioNTech it partnered with to develop the jab, are reportedly planning to ask American and European regulators to approve a top-up dose within weeks.

Executives from the drug giants have repeatedly said people will likely need a booster shot or third dose within months of getting fully vaccinated.

The Mail Online reports: They claim real-world data from Israel’s world-beating drive has shown ‘vaccine efficacy in preventing both infection and symptomatic disease has declined six months post-vaccination’.

Meanwhile, scientific trials of its booster jab show it can generate up to 10 times more neutralising antibodies than just two doses, Pfizer and BioNTech say.

But researchers devoted to studying the pandemic have repeatedly warned there is currently no substantial evidence that a third shot is even needed.

Attempting to downplay fears, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that fully-vaccinated Americans do not need a booster shot yet.

But Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has consistently claimed that he believes people will need a third dose and has even suggested the vaccine will become annual like the flu shot.

It comes as No10 is continuing to plan for a Covid booster programme, with top-ups set to be dished out alongside flu jabs this autumn.

But ministers have yet to commit to the drive, with the final decision based on trials and advice from top experts.

Pfizer did not release the full set of Israeli data, which has sparked the debate about booster vaccines.

However, efficacy estimates have dropped in the Middle Eastern nation over the past few weeks amid the rapid spread of the Indian Delta variant.

Israeli health officials now claim the jab blocks 64 percent of infections, compared to 94 percent in May before the mutant strain took hold. Ministers described the data as ‘disturbing’.

But scientists have attempted to quash any fears about the vaccine efficacy, saying overall the picture was still ‘reassuring’.

The same statistics showed the jab still protects against serious illness, slashing the risk of being hospitalised by 93 percent. For comparison, Israeli news website Ynet reported the figure in May was slightly above the 98 percent mark.

Israel eased its remaining restrictions in early June, relaxing requirements to wear face masks inside and customer caps on cafes, bars and restaurants.

But indoor coverings were reintroduced just 10 days later amid a spike in infections, with 90 per cent of cases blamed on the Indian variant.

Israel recorded 611 new cases yesterday, up from 219 two weeks ago.

Pfizer said this data shows its injection offers less protection against transmission and illness after six months, which is why a third dose is needed.

Pfizer and BioNTech said clinical trials found the third dose, given six months after the second, generated levels of neutralizing antibodies five to 10 times higher than the initial two doses.

What’s more, the companies say they are planning to tweak the booster shot to target the Indian ‘Delta’ variant directly as it continues to spread.

The companies said they plan to publish ‘more definitive data’ soon and submit it for approval to regulators.

Both firms said they believe their booster shot has the potential to offer the ‘highest levels of protection against all variants, including the Indian Delta variant.

However, scientists are ‘remaining vigilant’ and are developing an updated version of the third dose.

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  1. I went for a visit to the Dr yesterday, at no stage did he even suggest/mention I get the flue vaccine let alone the covid con. Thank goodness for some Doctors. Food prices gained 1.4% again with veg the highest raise of around 9% so guess its obesity that will be the biggest issue we will have to deal with, that’s after the rona goes.///



    • LizzieP, I hate to point out the elephant in the room but the reason for Skyrocketing Vege prices is the entire Production, Distribution and retail sale of them has been dominated by one group of NZrs ,simple actually.
      Maybe the average grower isn’t interested in all the hard work and gamble that goes along with growing vegetables anymore, the less people doing it the higher the prices.



      • Rev – That is exactly what my neighbor horticulturist is saying, and I am considering no longer breeding beef being a demonized farmer by Govt Regional Council and Greenies who will not enjoy the much higher veggies prices and reduced supply of steak as I see others doing the same.Having to deal with weather & disease is enough without constant interference by Bureacrats, still will enjoy my home kill and hope the smell of my BBQ pisses the bureaucrats off as they much down on their carrot lettuce and lentil lunch.



  2. This spells DOOM to the world leading roll out of the stick insect creatures Covid vaccines, FFS she can’t even organize getting the 1st dose out to15% of the populace how will they ever manage these continuing add ons that will keep coming for years or at least until one leading Countries Government says “NO MORE”.



  3. Lol clown cars struggling to get a 2nd dose in arms, at 3 shots i doubt nz will get over 50% fully vaxxed. I rekon govts lying about the % that wont take the vaccine and the polls saying more ppl are willing to take it are opposite to results and its just blatant propaganda.

    Id be blown away if we get past 75% uptake, i bet ya clown car will include wasted doses in the stats as gone in arms to boost the illusion of compliance… weres cindys 2nd shot? What about chipster? Scared or something you disgusting cnuts



  4. Since scientists say that there is no proof at this time that a third jab is needed, Pfizer could potentially modify the first and second jab to insure that a third is required. Makes for a good business model.



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