Covid-19: US officials say fully vaccinated don’t need booster – News Vibe24

    Covid-19: US officials say fully vaccinated don't need booster - Times of India
    Washington: U.S. health officials, after meeting with vaccine maker Pfizer, reiterated Monday that fully vaccinated Americans do not need to take a souvenir shot, a Department of Health and Human Services spokesman said.
    Pfizer said last week it planned to ask U.S. regulators to approve a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, based on evidence of a higher risk of infection six months after vaccination and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
    HHS officials were briefed by Pfizer on Monday on their latest, preliminary data on vaccinations and will continue to discuss when and if boosting needs will be needed in the future, the spokesman said.
    Pfizer said it plans to publish “more definitive data” in a peer-reviewed journal.
    “Both Pfizer and the US government share a sense of urgency to stay ahead of the Covid-19 virus, and we also agree that scientific data will dictate the next steps in the rigorous regulatory process we always follow,” he said. the Pfizer representative. Sharon Castillo.
    The spread of the Delta variant, first identified in India and now the predominant form of new coronavirus infections in many countries, has raised concerns about whether the available vaccines offer sufficient protection. Several experts say it would be necessary to boost the vaccine if there is a significant increase in hospitalizations or deaths among vaccinated individuals.
    For its part, the World Health Organization said Monday that rich countries should not order aid plans for their vaccinated population, while other countries have not yet received Covid-19 vaccines.

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