Americans who got a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be offered a booster shot 8 months after their second dose starting the week of Sept. 20, Biden health officials say.
Officials said they expect to recommend booster shots for people who received the single-dose J&J vaccine, but are waiting for more data in the next few weeks before laying out a plan.
The plan for booster shots is awaiting an FDA evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of a third dose. Health officials say people who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also probably need extra shots, but more data is needed.
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Jarrett Renshaw Health officials, confirm plan to offer Covid booster shots (third doses of Pfizer or Moderna) to all Americans 8 months after their 2nd shot, beginning on September 20.
Monica Alba Now official from HHS/CDC/FDA: “We are prepared to offer booster shots for all Americans beginning the week of September 20 and starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose.” First round will include: many health care providers, nursing home residents and other seniors.
Josh Wingrove Biden’s health team is holding a press conference at 11 a.m., before briefing him in the Oval Office this afternoon ahead of a speech by the president afterwards.