The Biden Administration is expected to recommend booster shots for most vaccinated Americans after your eighth month of receiving the shots.
It's no secret the Delta variant is more contagious and could cause more health risks than previous strains. Nursing home residents and health care workers are likely to be the first to get the third shot, also known as the booster shot, to further protect themselves and their patients from COVID-19. Third shots could begin being offered as mid-September , but first the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must authorize additional shots. Officials said they expect that recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was authorized as a one-dose regimen, will also require an additional dose. But they are waiting for the results of that firm’s two-dose clinical trial, expected later this month.
Although not nearly as bad as the beginning of the pandemic, cases are surging and hospitals are once again overwhelmed in many states after the spread of the COVID. The Biden Administration is still analyzing if this Delta variant can be contained with the vaccine or if its able to evade it and continue its rapid spread. Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, told “Fox News Sunday” that “there is a concern that the vaccine may start to wane.” That, combined with the Delta variant’s ferocity, could dictate boosters, he said.