South African virologist professor Barry Schoub says the adjusted vaccination regime, announced over the weekend, may hopefully lead to a dramatic uptake in Covid-19 booster shots.

The adjustments now allow for recipients, who have already had two Pfizer shots, to get their booster shot 3 months after their second dose.

From today, people 18 years and older, who have received their first J&J vaccine dose, can choose to have a Pfizer booster.

Schoub spoke to ENCA and says South Africans can now also decide which brand of vaccine, whether Pfizer or J&J, to take for their booster dose.

He says there are enough vaccines in stock to administer these booster doses.

Get the press statement here.

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