The CDC says that anyone who’s been fully vaccinated doesn’t need a booster shot “at this time” to protect from the Delta strain or other coronavirus variants.
In a joint statement, the CDC and FDA said vaccinated adults are “protected from severe disease and death, including from the variants currently circulating in the country such as Delta”, adding that “People who are not vaccinated remain at risk”.
The statement was released just hours after Pfizer said it would seek approval for a third vaccine dose, to be administered one year after the second shot.
Pfizer said it’s seeing waning immunity from its Covid-19 vaccine and plans to develop a booster dose. Hours later, the CDC and FDA say Americans don’t need booster shots yet. https://t.co/ungAuJkaF0
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