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FDA and CDC Recommend Third Booster Shot Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA and the CDC officially announced they are recommending a third booster vaccine shot. A third booster shot is slated to be available sometime in Fall 2021.

It was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) will be amending the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for both the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. The third dose will be allocated for immunocompromised individuals. There is an estimated 3% of people in America that are considered immunocompromised individuals.

“Today’s action allows doctors to boost immunity in certain immunocompromised individuals who need extra protection from COVID-19, as we’ve previously stated, other individuals who are fully vaccinated are adequately protected and do not need an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine at this time. The FDA is actively engaged in a science-based, rigorous process with our federal partners to consider whether an additional dose may be needed in the future. “- Janet Woodcock, M.D., FDA Commissioner

 

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