Second COVID-19 vaccine booster ‘saves elderly lives’

Researchers estimate premature deaths are cut by about 40% for those in aged care, although protection wanes after two months
Elderly person receiving vaccine

A second COVID-19 booster appears to cut the risk of premature death from all causes in people living in aged care and those older than 80 generally, researchers say.

A Swedish team says their finding is relevant to the Omicron era but warn timely inoculation is important as protection from the second booster wanes after two months.