Hungarians who received their second Covid shots more than four months ago should get a booster jab, the chief medical officer said on the sidelines of a lecture in Brussels late on Wednesday.
Cecília Müller, who has not appeared in public for months, said that the level of antibodies could decrease six months after the second dose, a loss which the booster “could fully compensate for, raising the level back to an original 80-90 percent”.
Müller said that all vaccines applied in Hungary were safe and effective.
She added that the novel coronavirus could quickly produce new variants and “the possibility that a repeat shot could be required as frequently as every six months cannot be excluded”.
In the featured photo illustration: Cecília Müller getting her first jab in January. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI