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COVID vaccines

Pfizer booster highly effective against omicron: study

Receiving just 2 shots offers almost no protection against COVID-19 variant

An Israeli man receives a third shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv on Aug. 30. A local study found that a third dose offers protection against the omicron variant.   © Reuters

CAIRO/LONDON -- A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine provides significant protection against the new, highly contagious omicron variant, a recent Israeli study finds.

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