According to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, a booster shot will be needed for those people who have been vaccinated. He said that it is still unclear that when it will be needed.
“I don’t anticipate that the durability of the vaccine protection is going to be infinite,” Dr. Fauci said at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. “It’s just not. So I imagine we will need, at some time, a booster. What we’re figuring out right now is what that interval is going to be.”
“We know from studies following people from the original clinical trials that the protection goes out at least six months and likely a year,” Fauci added. “I believe we will need a booster. I’m not exactly sure when.”
The CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer said that those people who were among the U.S. first coronavirus vaccination drive which was started late last year could theoretically need a coronavirus booster shot by September
Last week Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the people who have received the complete course of shots and have no COVID-19 signs don’t need to be screened again for the coronavirus
The U.S is working to get herd immunity with the first round of shots, as only 50% of Americans completely vaccinated against the novel coronavirus