The United States and France are among a handful of nations that plan to offer a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to vulnerable people, despite the WHO calling for a hold on booster shots till October.
CNN quoted Biden administration officials as saying that the internal discussions of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused on the early September timetable to develop a strategy to strengthen the COVID-19 vaccine. The official said that those who are immunosuppressed and at higher risk of the virus are expected to make earlier decisions. The United States has not yet recommended booster shots for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. However, officials in the administration of President Joe Biden have repeatedly asserted that if booster injections are recommended, the United States will have the supply, personnel, and capabilities for effective implementation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are evaluating possible solutions to problems related to the use of a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. FDA spokesperson Abby Capobianco said in a statement: “These agencies are involved in a rigorous science-based process to consider whether or when they may need to be strengthened.” The Biden administration has been working hard to make it an eligible U.S. population.
Against COVID-19. In recent weeks, the President has shifted the focus of the White House to vaccinate more people, provide cash rewards, set vaccine requirements for federal workers, and encourage other states and cities to follow in New York City’s footsteps and start vaccinating in New York. Requirements of certain companies or locations. As the country continues to work hard to deal with the infectious delta variant of COVID-19, which has led to an increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations, mainly those who have not been vaccinated, it has therefore decided to advance the strengthening plan. The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States has risen to a six-month high.
On August 5, the Delta variant destroyed Florida and other states with low vaccination rates, and the number of infections reported nationwide exceeded 100,000. Rich countries take more steps to help developing countries improve access to vaccines. He believes that no one is safe until everyone is safe, because the longer the coronavirus spreads and the wider the spread, the greater the possibility of new variants and the prolonged global crisis in the fight against the pandemic. “The fact that we are vaccinating healthy adults with a booster dose of COVID-19 is a short-sighted idea,” said Irene Hoffmandal, an infectious disease medical consultant for the acquisition event of Doctors Without Borders.