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Fourth Covid Shots Recommended Only for Those 80 and Over in EU

April 6, 2022, 3:46 PM

European public-health authorities said a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine should be kept to adults age 80 and older for now, saying there’s no clear evidence to support an immediate booster for younger people.

The agencies didn’t rule out a fourth dose in the future for healthy people ages 60 to 79 and will keep monitoring the pandemic for signs that policy should change. There’s no sign that vaccine protection against severe illness has dropped substantially in that age group in the European Union, officials said.

“As re-vaccination campaigns could start in the autumn, authorities will consider the best timing ...