Benefits of getting a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose
I’m often asked about the benefit of getting a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose. We now have some data to answer this (very short-term analysis).
Even amongst individuals who get mild infections the risk of developing long COVID is estimated between 10-30%, so a >50% risk reduction in infection risk (from a 4th dose) will prevent millions of Americans from suffering from these chronic symptoms.
While this data is from a population of adults 60+, the infection rate risk reduction likely applies to any age. This is compelling enough data to convince me to get my 4th dose (I got it over the weekend).