Biden’s chief science officer says the ‘weaker’ will get a booster first as they continue to study job security.
The United States is preparing for the possibility that people will need booster shots within nine to 12 months of being born Initially vaccinated Against COVID-19, a White House official said Thursday.
Period of immunity After vaccination David Kessler, chief science officer of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 response taskforce, told a congressional committee meeting that the study was looking at whether booster vaccines might be needed.
“The current thinking is that those who are weaker should go first,” Kassler said.
Preliminary data have shown that from vaccines Moderna and partners Pfizer and Bioentech Keep their effectiveness to a minimum for at least six months.
Even if this protection is more long-lasting, experts said Fast-spreading variant Coronavirus and others that may arise may require regular booster jobs – such as with annual flu jobs.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the House subcommittee hearing, said the United States is also looking for infections among fully vaccinated individuals.
Of the 77 million people vaccinated in the United States, about 700 have had groundbreaking infections, Walensky said, with 396 people in need of hospitalization and 744 dying.
Walensky said some of these infections occurred because the vaccinated person did not have a strong immune system. The concern, however, is that in some cases, these occur in more infected people infected with infectious viruses.
U.S. officials have issued a statement on booster job preparations Top UN officials Requests to rich countries Donate additional COVID-19 vaccine dose In the COVAX program provided to low-income countries to end the epidemic and get the global economy back on track.
The United States, which has earned the ভ 4 billion pledged to Kovacs this year, has yet to make a new commitment.
“Where we’ve gotten to where we’re sure every American can be vaccinated, we’re at risk of doing more around the world,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.
Blinken noted that Congress recently provided more than 11 11 billion for the U.S. global COVID-19 response.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 31 million confirmed coronavirus diseases and about 3 million people have died in the United States since the epidemic began.