Washington – America’s leading infectious disease expert said on Sunday that he believes a booster dose of vaccines COVID-19 It may have started on 20 September among the Americans who had received from Pfizer, while the Moderns could receive reinforcements a few weeks later.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the presidential administration’s plan Joe Biden Continuing “in some cases” to start the third dose in the week of 20 September, pending approval Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English).
The government expected that booster doses from Pfizer and Moderna would be available on the same date. But Fauci pointed out that it’s “conceivable” that, for those receiving Moderna, “there will be a delay of a few weeks, a few weeks at most,” as the company provides more data on effectiveness to the FDA. Booster’s..
Biden said on August 18 that the boosters were protection against the more contagious Delta version of the virus, noting that Americans should consider applying them eight months after their second dose.
Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klein said Sunday that the government has always been clear that September 20 was a proposed date, and that “until the FDA says they get approval, nobody’s going to get a booster.” “
Klein told CNN: “We are ready to move on when the science tells us.”