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European Medicine Agency Warns Repeated Booster Shots Could Weaken Immune System

"It’s not something that we can think should be repeated constantly," an agency official said of booster shots


A European Union regulatory agency has warned that too many COVID-19 vaccination doses could adversely impact the immune system.

The European Medicine Agency said repeated booster shots within a four-month period could ultimately weaken the immune system. The agency has urged European countries to increase the time between booster shots. They have also recommended that the government time booster shots to coincide with cold and flu season.

In a press briefing on Jan. 11, the head of the EMA’s biological health threats and vaccines strategy Marco Cavaleri said that booster shots “can be done once, or maybe twice, but it’s not something that we can think should be repeated constantly.”

“We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting,” Cavaleri added.

He said more data is needed to better evaluate the omicron variant, its impact on the current state of the pandemic, and the necessity of a targeted vaccine.

The agency also said it would not approve a new vaccination for COIVD-19 variants before April. Oral and intravenous antivirals, such as Paxlovid and Remdesivir, are effective against the virus according to the agency.

“It is important that there is a good discussion around the choice of the composition of the vaccine to make sure that we have a strategy that is not just reactive…and try to come up with an approach that will be suitable in order to prevent a future variant,” Cavaleri said.

He added, “With the increase of immunity in population – and with Omicron, there will be a lot of natural immunity taking place on top of vaccination – we will be fast moving towards a scenario that will be closer to endemicity.”

Booster shots are becoming an increasingly standard component of regulation worldwide designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Earlier this month Israel became the first nation to start administering a second booster, or fourth shot, to those over 60,” notes the Hindustan-Times. “The UK has said that boosters are providing good levels of protection and there is no need for a second booster shot at the moment, but will review data as it evolves.”

The United States’ Center For Disease Control and Prevention announced in early January that Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recipients can receive a booster shot five months after their inoculation.

The World Health Organization estimated on Jan. 11 that more than half of the population of Europe – the pandemic’s epicenter – will have caught the omicron variant by March.

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5 responses to “European Medicine Agency Warns Repeated Booster Shots Could Weaken Immune System”

  1. HerrDoktor says:

    Think about why this is.
    What makes the virus actually harmful to us is that spike protein. It does all kinds of damage to different cell types in our bodies.
    It seems like the mRNA vaccines are a great optimization between stimulating our immune system versus the risk of shedding, but the truth is that the mRNA simply tells your cells to make those exact spike proteins. Of course it’s to train our immune systems to fight the spikes, but as long as those proteins are being produced by your body, they’re damaging your cells and causing many of the symptoms of COVID-19, including ones that we’re only now figuring out.
    Another property of COVID-19 is its propensity to target and destroy T-cells (thanks to the HIV copy-pasted code put in there by the engineers), which likely accounts for part of the cause of what the EMA is alarmed about here. Another part of the cause would be Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (look it up — this website has a habit of deleting my comments that have URLs in them).
    And remember, you’ll never hear these things from people who care more about controlling you than about your bodily autonomy.

  2. llblake says:

    “Europe – the pandemic’s epicenter”

    That’s like saying the coastline wiped out by a tsunami is the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the tsunami. Wuhan China is the epicenter of Covid-19.

  3. Mdoll21 says:

    On top of that another concern I have is the ingredients put in vaccines. Maybe they aren’t too bad once but 3,4,5 times in a year can be seriously damaging. That is another aspect I wonder if anyone is looking into. Even if the vaccine is safe for say 1 injection, ok, but multiples anyone really following that data or cdc compiled the data on what 3,4,5 etc vaccines in a year will do???

  4. Dwatkin2 says:

    Haha I just saw an article today claiming that was all a myth and refuting Dr Malone for saying it. Give it a couple weeks and it’ll be in the NYT as a “possible” connection

  5. LegenJerry says:

    just got my booster a few days ago. my arm is still sore as hell lol. I really hope this is all over soon. this is fucking ridiculous.