COVID-19 booster dose has started to be administered to high-risk populations such as the frontliners, the elderly, and high-risk individuals for example those with multiple comorbidities.
There are a few reasons why the COVID-19 booster shot may be recommended for general which are:
- For individual who does not respond well to the previous shot such as people who are immunocompromised
- The immunity build from the previous vaccination wane or is reduced over time
- If the current dosage of vaccination does not adequately work for the newly emerging variant
However, the need to give this 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the general population is still not evident as the previous dose still shows adequate protection by antibody level as well as against new variants.