Experts: Seeking a third dose of Covid vaccine prematurely is a ‘dangerous trend’ — here’s why

Experts: Seeking a third dose of Covid vaccine prematurely is a ‘dangerous trend’ — here’s why

Jul 16 2021

As Covid numbers rise and the more contagious delta variant spreads throughout the United States, people want to know what they can do stay safe.

With talk of some vaccines being less effective against infection with delta, and news of third booster mRNA shot being tested and in some countries selectively administered, some people are even wondering if they should try and hack more protection — by independently seeking out a third shot or by mixing and matching vaccines.

But Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, cautioned people who are “voluntarily thinking about [getting] an additional dose,” during a press briefing Monday.

Source: CNBC