On July 8, two US agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a joint statement, stating that the Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will “not need an additional dose at this time.”
However, the two federal health agencies also said that they were “prepared to prepare additional doses of the vaccine when it is scientifically proven that they are necessary”.
According to a joint statement, the CDC, FDA, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “are engaged in a rigorous, science-based process to consider whether additional doses are necessary.”
“We continue to review any new data as it becomes available and will notify the public.”, extract the content of the statement.
The joint statement came after Pfizer’s chief scientific officer, Mikael Dolsten, said earlier that the pharmaceutical company plans to apply to the FDA for approval to administer an additional dose of the vaccine in August.
He cited early results of the company’s own studies, which showed that the third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine produced five to 10 times higher levels of antibodies than after the second dose. 2. Therefore, Pfizer says that a third dose may be more effective in neutralizing the coronavirus.
In a joint statement, the CDC and FDA said that people who are currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are “protected from serious illness and death,” including the Delta variant (the first to be identified). identified in India at the end of 2020) is contagious. Nearly 48% of the US population is now fully immunized.
Officials from many countries say that the Delta variant is a highly contagious strain compared to previous variants. It spread rapidly throughout India in early 2021 before spreading to dozens of other countries.
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