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WHO: No evidence that 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine is needed currently
WHO: No evidence that 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine is needed currently. On the 12th local time, WHO held a routine press conference for COVID-19 pneumonia. WHO Director-General Tan Desai said that the global vaccine supply is extremely unequal, when some countries have not yet been able to vaccinate their health workers and the most vulnerable groups.
At that time, other countries ordered millions of vaccine boosters, which is very disappointing and meaningless. Tan Desai called on Pfizer and other vaccine manufacturers to provide vaccines to the “COVID-19 Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan” and low- and middle-income countries, instead of giving priority to countries with relatively high vaccination rates to provide vaccine boosters.
Sumia Swaminatan, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization, said that there is no evidence that a booster shot of the vaccine is necessary. It may be needed one to two years after vaccination, but it is not needed at this stage.
Fauci: Too soon to say if Americans may need vaccine booster
On July 11, 2021, Western Time, according to a KOMO report, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to US President Joe Biden, stated on Sunday that Americans will need COVID-19 vaccine booster, but it is too early for the government to recommend booster shots.
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Fauci believes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration made the right decision last week to dismiss the drug maker Pfizer in 12 cases. Authorization of booster injections within months Hours after Pfizer announced on Thursday that it would seek authorization for a third dose of the vaccine, the two agencies said that they “currently” do not believe the booster injection is necessary.
Fauci said that clinical research and laboratory data have not fully proved that Pfizer and Moderna’s two-dose vaccine or Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine requires a booster shot. In the coming months, “as research on the data continues,” the government is likely to determine the people who need booster injections based on factors such as age and potential health conditions.
Currently, 48% of Americans are fully vaccinated. Immunization rates in some areas are much lower, and in these areas, the delta variant virus is spreading rapidly. Last week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that this will lead to “two facts”-highly immunized areas in the United States are returning to normal, while the number of hospitalizations in other areas is rising.
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