It’s official: United States Health Officials are recommending coronavirus booster shots for fully vaccinated individuals, Breitbart reports.
So, if you thought you escaped this madness by getting vaccinated, think again. Now, the question is not only going to be whether or not you have gotten vaccinated against the coronavirus, it is going to be about whether you are up to date on your coronavirus booster shots.
The official announcement came in a statement that was released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and White House COVID-19 Response team.
“We conclude that a booster shot will be needed to maximize vaccine-induced protection and prolong its durability,” the authors write.
They go on to say that, “subject to FDA” approval, the booster shots should be made available this fall.
The authors write: “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. At that time, the individuals who were fully vaccinated earliest in the vaccination rollout, including many health care providers, nursing home residents, and other seniors, will likely be eligible for a booster.”
And, it appears that the booster shot is recommended regardless of which coronavirus vaccine you received, whether Pfizer or Moderna. The authors appear also ready to recommend booster shots for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
We all knew that this day was coming, particularly as Dr. Anthony Fauci has already been pushing this idea for some time. now. But, it is still interesting to see how the various health officials go about justifying the need for booster shots.
In doing so, they walk a fine line between touting the effectiveness of the original coronavirus vaccines – so that they can continue pushing these vaccines on the unvaccinated – while at the same time explaining that they have found that this effectiveness may not last.
“The COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States continue to be remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant,” they write.
Yet, they add, “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.”
So, this is where we are heading: routine coronavirus booster shots.