The leading U.S. infectious disease expert said Sunday that he believes millions of Americans who have already been fully vaccinated against coronavirus will eventually need a booster dose to have adequate protection.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” show that “ultimately the right treatment will result in two doses taken initially, plus one supplement”, a a third dose of Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or a second dose after the previous vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
On Friday, a team of U.S. health experts rejected giving a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine to all Americans, but recommended taking it for people 65 and older, as well as those with serious health problems. The team did not decide on the booster dose for those receiving the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Dr. Fauci said that the decision on the boosting dose for vaccines with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson “is only a few weeks away. We are working on this, to send the data to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), so that they can review it and make a decision about booster doses. “Those vaccinated with these two vaccines are not being forgotten in any way.”
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 181 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, but another 70 million, ages 12 and older, remain unvaccinated.
This is for some reason, because they are against vaccinations or skeptical about them, they think they will not be infected with the virus, they suspect government officials who encourage them to be vaccinated or for some other reason./VOA
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