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US officials say fully vaccinated don’t need booster

Makalu Khabar
Makalu Khabar is a leading online news portal of Nepal.


WASHINGTON: JULY 13 – US health officials, after meeting with maker Pfizer PFE.N, reiterated on Monday that Americans who have been vaccinated do not need to get a booster shot, a spokesperson for the Health and Human Services Department said.

Pfizer said last week it planned to ask U.S. regulators to authorize a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, based on evidence of greater of infection six months after inoculation and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

HHS officials had a briefing from Pfizer on Monday regarding their latest, preliminary data on vaccinations and will continue to discuss and if booster shots will be needed in the future, the spokesperson said.

Pfizer said it planned to publish “more definitive data” in a peer-reviewed journal.”

Both Pfizer and the U.S. government share a sense of urgency in staying of the virus that causes COVID-19, and we also agree that the scientific data will dictate next steps in the rigorous regulatory process that we always ,” said Pfizer spokesperson Sharon Castillo.

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The spread of the Delta variant first detected in India and now the dominant of new coronavirus infections in many has raised concerns over whether available vaccines offer enough protection. Several experts say a booster shot be warranted if there is a substantial increas

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