The Centers for Disease Control confirmed this week that some Americans with pre-existing health conditions may need a fourth COVID injection to remain “fully vaccinated” from the virus.
“Adults with pre-existing medical conditions who have already received the Moderna or Pfizer double vaccinations and a third shot will be able to get a fourth one,” reports USA Today.
“People who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses,” the Centers for Disease Control said in its revised guidelines Tuesday.
According to scientists, people with compromised immune systems lose the necessary anti-bodies needed to fend-off COVID faster than those with healthy immune systems.
Last week the CDC authorized third doses for millions of Americans.
“Today the currently available data suggest waning immunity in some populations of fully vaccinated people,” FDA acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement. “The availability of these authorized boosters is important for continued protection against COVID-19 disease.”
The US Government has recorded 45.6 million cases of COVID in the country, resulting in 739,000 deaths.
Read the full report at USA Today.