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EU warns against too many COVID-19 booster shots too soon

The EU warned too many vaccine booster shots might not be good for our bodies

A staff member prepares a Johnson & Johnson booster vaccine.
A staff member from the National Health Organisation prepares a Johnson and Johnson booster vaccine against COVID-19 at Karatepe refugee camp, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.
Panagiotis Balaskas, Associated Press

More COVID-19 vaccine booster shots might not be the proper way forward for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the European Medicines Agency.

What happened: European Union regulators said too many COVID-19 vaccine booster shots could affect our immune system, exposing us to even more sickness, according to Bloomberg.

  • Booster shots every fourth months might “eventually weaken the immune system and tire out people,” Bloomberg reported.

What to do: Countries might want to leave more time between booster shots and make sure they’re given out during specific cold seasons in their country, the EMA said.

Driving the news: This comes as speculation has started about a fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot to tackle the omicron variant.

Be smart: There is a fourth shot available for immunocompromised people, as I reported for the Deseret News.

What’s next: Scientists have started to see signs that the omicron wave is peaking. Keeping an eye on the trends may offer a clue as to whether or not a fourth shot will be available for all Americans.