New findings on COVID boosters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- UVA researchers released new information on the efficacy of COVID boosters.
Dr. Jeff Wilson, a professor in allergy and immunology at UVA led a team of researchers.
They discovered the booster led to longer lasting antibodies than the initial shot – for about six months...
Wilson says a yearly boost, similar to the yearly flu shot, is probably in our future.
"Your protection is gonna wear off, at least it's partly gonna wear out over time. COVID moves so fast and then these variants emerge. Ad so you can update the vaccine periodically, whether that's every year or whatever it is, and you might be able to get a better match," he said.
They found that Moderna boosters lasted longer than Pfizer ones, but Wilson said it's not so drastic that you should pick one over the other.
His advice: If you decide you want a booster, just get one.