COVID-19 Booster Shot Strategy To Come This September, Health Officials Say

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NEW YORK – Will we need COVID-19 vaccine boosters? That’s the big question facing health experts right now.

As we near eight months since the first vaccines were given outside of trials, health experts say we don’t need them now, but that could change.

The FDA, CDC, and National Institutes of Health are evaluating options.

An administration official says the goal is to lay out a national strategy for COVID-19 booster shots in early September.

“We’re looking at many different areas and everybody is assessing the science,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “As that science evolves, we will report that science to the American people.”

The September strategy would apply to all vaccinated people, with a decision for people who are immunocompromised expected sooner.


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