The administration of United States President Joe Biden is planning to start administering COVID-19 booster shots across the country starting September. A source involved in the matter said that the initiative is only pending the authorization of the United States Foods and Drug Administration (FDA).
The source revealed that health officials in Biden’s administration held intensive discussion on the matter and concluded that people should be getting a booster shot eight months after completed their initial full vaccination.
The first booster shots will more likely be directed to the front soldiers in the pandemic who include health care workers like nurses, doctors then followed by the old population in America.
United States regulators approved a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines by Moderna Inc. (MRNA) and that of Pfizer Inc. (PFE) in partnership with its German partner BioNTech SE for people with weaker immune systems who are more likely to get a weaker protection from the virus after receiving the two initial shots.
The health officials also recommended an additional dose of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) single dose vaccine for people with compromised immune systems.