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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Vulnerable New Zealanders are being urged to get a second Covid booster

    Vulnerable New Zealanders are being urged to get a second Covid booster


    The Health Ministry says it will keep up surveillance of Omicron variants at the border with testing - as the BA4 and BA5 strains take hold.

    Meanwhile, a Bill's been introduced which would see 850-thousand at-risk people eligible for another booster jab, six-months from their first.

    Canterbury University virus modeller Professor Michael Plank says putting variants aside - immunity wanes over time.

    He says a fourth dose is a good way to restore that immunity, and is much safer than becoming infected a second time and becoming seriously ill.

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