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Vaccination + infection = better Covid immunity, say studies

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Vaccination + infection = better Covid immunity, say studies

They signal that vaccinated people who’ve had Omicron probably won’t get seriously ill from another variant

Naomi Kresge

People who are vaccinated and then get infected with Omicron may be primed to overcome a broad range of coronavirus variants, early research suggests.  

Two studies showed infection produced even better immune responses than a booster shot in vaccinated patients. Teams from Covid-19 vaccine maker BioNTech and the University of Washington posted the results on preprint server bioRxiv recently.

The findings offer a reassuring sign that the millions of vaccinated people who’ve caught Omicron probably won’t become seriously ill from another variant soon, even though the research needs to be confirmed, especially by real-world evidence. ..

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