Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed this week that the CDC is actively “monitoring” the necessity for additional booster shots to fight COVID-19.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday explained that additional injections could be required to adequately protect individuals from future strains of the contagion.
“The potential future requirement for an additional boost or a fourth shot for mRNA or a third shot for J&J is being very carefully monitored in real time. And recommendations, if needed, will be updated according to the data as it evolves,” Fauci said during a press briefing at the White House.
“A single booster shot continues to provide high levels of protection against severe disease caused by omicron,” he added.
“This should not be confused with the fact that for many immunocompromised people, already a second booster shot, namely a fourth dose of an mRNA, is recommended because of what we know about their poor response to the initial regimen,” Fauci said.
“As we get out of the full-blown pandemic phase, which we are certainly heading out of, these decisions will increasingly be made on a local level rather than centrally decided or mandated,” Fauci said. “There will also be more people making their own decisions on how they want to deal with the virus.”
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