Rush to Boosters Sparks Confusion, Differing Recommendations

(By Sarah Jane Tribble for Kaiser Health News)

When the Food and Drug Administration announced last week that a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine may boost the immunity of some people who are immunocompromised, officials repeated their stance that fully vaccinated, healthy people do not need another dose.

With this caveat: “The FDA is actively engaged in a science-based, rigorous process with our federal partners to consider whether an additional dose may be needed in the future,” said acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock.

But the Biden administration reportedly said this week that most Americans will need a booster. And a White House press conference slated for 11 a.m. Wednesday was expected to address boosters.  Continue reading the article here…

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