Strategies and safety considerations of booster vaccination in COVID-19

Authors

  • Hanyan Meng The Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Center for Child Health, National Children's Regional Medical Center, Hangzhou, China https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0335-6729
  • Jianhua Mao The Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Center for Child Health, National Children's Regional Medical Center, Hangzhou, China
  • Qing Ye The Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Center for Child Health, National Children's Regional Medical Center, Hangzhou, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2021.7082

Keywords:

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 vaccine, Omicron, booster vaccination, heterologous vaccination

Abstract

First-generation SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have played a significant role in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing severe diseases, and reducing mortality. However, the continuous emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the persistence of breakthrough infections, and the seemingly rapid decline in the protective efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have presented additional challenges for the next phase. There is an urgent need to confirm the necessity of further booster vaccination and combination vaccine approaches. This paper summarizes the latest literature on SARS-CoV-2 variants and vaccine effectiveness and concludes that it is essential to implement booster immunization strategies. Priority should be given to high-risk groups, the elderly, and immunocompromised people. In addition, heterologous vaccination has a longer duration of effect and a broader spectrum than homologous vaccination, making it more conducive to managing the immune escape of SARS-CoV-2 variants.

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Strategies and safety considerations of booster vaccination in COVID-19

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Published

2022-04-03

How to Cite

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Meng H, Mao J, Ye Q. Strategies and safety considerations of booster vaccination in COVID-19. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2022Apr.3 [cited 2022May24];. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/7082

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