6 Sept 2021
Fauci: Pfizer Booster Shot to be Approved By September 20th
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According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Moderna’s vaccine shot delay should be over soon and by the 20th of September, the only vaccine shot available will be from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Speaking to the CBS News last Sunday, Fauci stated, “We are hoping that we would get both candidates, both products. Moderna and Pfizer, rolled out by the week of the 20th. It is conceivable that we will only have one of them out, but the other would likely follow soon thereafter.”
Fauci also mentioned that Moderna’s (MRNA) booster may not be able to get approved by the Food and Drug Administration by the 20th. Most boosters have not yet been approved by the FDA and cannot be administered to the general public. However, Pfizer booster and BioNTech have greater chances of getting approved and meeting the deadline.
Even with Moderna not being approved right now, eventually it will be available to the public. Moderna’s approval process is expected to take a couple of weeks.
According to health officials, people who have taken the Johnsons and Johnsons vaccine shot should consider taking a booster shot of any available vaccine. However, the situation of taking more than two different vaccines and booster shots is still under study.
The deadline for 20th September has been set by the Biden Administration to help more people get vaccinated and acquire booster shots. Officials have stated concerns regarding the effectiveness of the vaccine and how it may decrease over time, which brings the need of booster shots. It has been confirmed that the first round of booster shots will be administered to people with the highest risk of getting the coronavirus.
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