The meeting was planned days following Pfizer claiming that booster shots would be necessary within one year of inoculation, according to the article. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said that, as it currently stands, people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not have to receive a booster shot.
According to the article, the FDA and CDC state that individuals who have been fully vaccinated are protected from disease and death, including from the delta variant, a super spreader worldwide and is now the cause for a large number of the country’s new infections, according to the article.
Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said a booster could be necessary but not now, according to the article.
“Right now, given the data and the information we have, we do not need to give people a third shot,” he said in the story. “That doesn’t mean we stop there. … There are studies being done now ongoing as we speak about looking at the feasibility about if and when we should be boosting people.”
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