NIAID director Anthony Fauci told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday that it is “likely” everyone will need a vaccine booster shot in the future, but apart from the immune compromised, “we don’t feel a need to give boosters right now.”
Driving the news: The Food and Drug Administration is expected to update its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines as early as Thursday to allow immunocompromised people to get a third dose, NBC News first reported.
Scientists don’t agree who should receive booster shots and when, especially as much of the world’s population is still waiting for their initial round of shots, Axios’ Caitlin Owens reports.
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Fauci: “Likely” that everyone will need a booster shot https://t.co/f0Mxaifq48
— Axios (@axios) August 12, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci says a COVID-19 booster shot will be recommended for previously vaccinated people with weakened immune systems from organ transplants, cancer or other conditions. He says authorization for a booster from the FDA is expected soon. https://t.co/WS8fezrtry
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 12, 2021