Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot: US officials

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Residents enactment     up   for a COVID-19 vaccine session  successful  Chelsea Syringes with the Pfizer vaccine are prepared for a COVID-19 vaccine session aimed astatine youths ages 12 oregon older astatine La Colaborativa successful Chelsea, Massachusetts, US, connected Jun 11, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)

13 Jul 2021 08:27AM (Updated: 13 Jul 2021 08:30AM)

WASHINGTON: US wellness officials, aft gathering with vaccine shaper Pfizer, reiterated connected Monday (Jul 12) that Americans who person been afloat vaccinated bash not request to get a booster shot, a spokesperson for the Health and Human Services Department said.

Pfizer said past week it planned to inquire US regulators to authorise a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, based connected grounds of greater hazard of corruption six months aft inoculation and the dispersed of the highly contagious Delta variant.

HHS officials had a briefing from Pfizer connected Monday regarding their latest, preliminary information connected vaccinations and volition proceed to sermon erstwhile and if booster shots volition beryllium needed successful the future, the spokesperson said.

Pfizer said it planned to people "more definitive data" successful a peer-reviewed journal.

"Both Pfizer and the US authorities stock a consciousness of urgency successful staying up of the microorganism that causes COVID-19, and we besides hold that the technological information volition dictate adjacent steps successful the rigorous regulatory process that we ever follow," said Pfizer spokesperson Sharon Castillo.

READ: WHO says countries should not bid COVID-19 booster shots portion others inactive request vaccines

The dispersed of the Delta variant, archetypal detected successful India and present the ascendant signifier of caller coronavirus infections successful galore countries, has raised concerns implicit whether disposable vaccines connection capable protection. Several experts accidental a booster changeable would beryllium warranted if determination is simply a important summation successful hospitalisations oregon deaths among vaccinated people.

For its part, the World Health Organization said connected Monday that affluent countries should not bid booster shots for their vaccinated populations portion different countries person yet to person COVID-19 vaccines.

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