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Going Viral: Episode 159

Going Viral: Episode 159


Going Viral: Vaccines, Variants and Boosters


In this episode:


– One dose of COVID vaccine can reduce secondary outcomes of severe disease and hospitalisations by about 60%
– Vaccinated individuals can still become infected and transmit the virus and may cause severe disease in those whom they have spread it to
– Novavax may become the preferred vaccine for boosters, which may be required in 12 months
– Even after full vaccination, personal safety with masks, hand washing, social distancing and avoiding mass gatherings remain the cornerstone of prevention of COVID


Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 44 mins

Guest: Dr Gary Grohmann, Virologist; Vaccine Manufacturing Expert; Former Director of Immunobiology and WHO ERL at the TGA, Office of Laboratories and Scientific Services


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