The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID has opinions about the COVID-19 Booster shots, which points out that it is not yet an essential need at this time. It was initially been a massive talk in the past week, especially as Pfizer and BioNTech are ramping up their production and application for an FDA approval.
Soon, a briefing would take place where the CDC and Pfizer would address the important details about the COVID-19 booster doses on Monday, July 12. This would make mention of everything the public has to know, especially its needs and necessity for the vaccine.
COVID-19 Booster Shots: CDC, FDA Thinks it's Not Essential
The essentials of a specific thing or object are shown by the urgency of its need in a occasion, time, or place, and this is something which the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci share in their recommendations. This pertains to COVID-19 booster shots, which Pfizer is already keen to have the US Food and Drug Administration approved by August.
Having an additional layer of protection against COVID-19 is certainly a pro for people, particularly those who are already fully vaccinated, as they are said to still be at risk for infection. The Delta variant has dealt a massive toll against the country, which has led people to distrust the vaccine, as it could still infect despite receiving dosages.
The Delta variant has increased risk, and indeed this is where boosters might go handy. However, that is something the CDC and FDA do not agree with, particularly on the recent joint statement they released. Here, the health agencies think that it is not an essential need as of the moment, but would continue studying it for its soon application.
Fauci: Booster is Not Yet Needed
On the other hand, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID also lines up with what the CDC and FDA think about the booster shots. According to WFLA, Fauci thinks that this is something that Americans do not need at the moment. What the agencies and experts think best for the country is to focus its efforts on getting those low rates up, and vaccinate the people that remain unjabbed.
The elusive Delta variant has caused a massive problem for the country, despite being originally looking at positive results and on its way back to "normal" where masking is not a requirement for the vaccinated. The problem at hand has pushed people to rethink their safety, especially as the notorious variant has plagued the country for another rise.
Will Pfizer Still Develop the Booster?
There is no doubt that this is Pfizer's next step in bringing immunity to the people, especially as Big Pharma has already set its efforts in creating the booster.
The booster shot is on its way to having it approved by the FDA for August, meaning that it may have already been done, and is only awaiting its submission to the agency.
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Written by Isaiah Richard