Hi Everyone, Here Are Some Information About Covid Booster Shots
There will be COVID-19 booster shots according to the Biden administration. There is a plan to get fully vaccinated people in the United States another shot as early as fall of this year.
On Wednesday, August 18, health officials announced that a third dose of the COVID-19 shots developed by Moderna MRNA, -4.75% and Pfizer PFE, -1.21% will be available as early as September 20 for Americans who have been fully vaccinated for at least eight months. This move is awaiting for an evaluation from the Food and Drug Administration and a recommendation from the Centers Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
At the press conference on Wednesday President Biden said, “We have a responsibility to give the maximum amount of protection,” President Biden also said, “This will boost your immune response, will increase your protection from COVID-19, and it’s the best way to protect ourselves from new variants that could arise.”
‘It will be easy — just show your vaccination card and you’ll get a booster,’ The President said.
The first round of the boosters shot is likely intended for folks who were first in line during the initial vaccine, including many healthcare providers, nursing-home residents, and seniors who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and/or at risk of suffering more severe illness or death, particularly as the more infectious delta variant has led to a recent resurgence in cases and hospitalizations.
“The plan is for the rule to be simple: Get your booster shot eight months after you got your second shot,” said White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients in a press briefing to discuss third doses of the mRNA vaccines. While the officials also anticipate boosters for recipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine down the line, they are not recommending extra shots for these people at present.
WHO WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BOOSTER SHOTS
U.S. regulators already authorized an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people with compromised immune systems last week. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel also recommended the extra shot for those individuals Friday.
The announcement applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers, or other disorders and who received the Moderna or Pfizer COVID vaccines.
According to the CDC, the list includes people who have:
Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Advanced or untreated HIV infection
Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
The agency notes that “people should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.