Majority of British willing to get Covid booster vaccine every six months

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A majority of people would be willing to get a booster vaccine every six months to help guard against Covid-19, according to a poll which also reveals nearly one in four adults are “not at all” concerned about contracting the virus.

A survey of 1,500 adults by Redfield and Wilton Strategies found that 75 per cent of the 1,380 vaccinated respondents would be willing to have a new dose twice a year for the next few years, if officials recommend it.

The finding comes after new data made the prospect of a fourth Covid vaccine more likely, as officials revealed that boosters are less protective against omicron than the delta variant.

Analysis by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) showed that although the booster dose gives “significant protection” against symptomatic disease compared to two doses alone, immunity starts to wane after 10 weeks.

However, the poll also found that as many as 23 per cent of people are “not at all” concerned about getting Covid amid the surge of omicron cases. 

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