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Biden administration to start offering vaccine booster shots on Sept. 20

The US gov't will begin offering Pfizer & Moderna #COVID19 booster shots to all Americans on Sept. 20. The goal is for all Americans to get a 3rd shot 8 months after the 2nd dose. A booster shot might also be needed for people who received the J&J vaccine.

The Biden administration will begin offering #coronavirus booster shots Sept. 20, top health officials announced Wednesday, after concluding that a third shot is needed to fight off waning immunity.

In a joint statement from top public-health and medical experts, the administration confirmed that it is developing plans to begin offering the booster shots after reviewing a wide array of data. The plan, which applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, calls for Americans to get a booster shot eight months after receiving their second doses. The officials said they expect that a booster shot will be needed for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but they are still reviewing data and will announce plans at a later date.

“The available data make very clear that protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection begins to decrease over time following the initial doses of vaccination, and in association with the dominance of the Delta variant, we are starting to see evidence of reduced protection against mild and moderate disease,” the statement says.

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