Remember when Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that yearly coronavirus booster shots could become a reality? It is now looking more and more likely that this will happen.
Breitbart reports that Pfizer is looking to get approval to offer a third dose of its coronavirus vaccine.
“10- to 20-fold”
The claim of Pfizer officials is that a third dose of its vaccine could significantly increase an individual’s coronavirus antibodies.
Prizer’s Dr. Mikael Dolsten revealed that a study has found that those antibodies could increase 5- to 10-fold after a third dose, while Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s CEO, stated that it could increase by 10- to 20-fold.
Bourla also revealed that he envisions a world in which you get the coronavirus vaccine every year just as one gets the flu vaccine.
“Every year, you need to go to get your flu vaccine,” Bourla said. “It’s going to be the same with COVID. In a year, you will have to go and get your annual shot for Covid to be protected.”
FDA, CDC respond
According to Fox News, both the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a statement saying that vaccinated Americans “do not need” a third dose, at least for now.
“Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time,” the agencies said.
But, they are not against the idea. Rather, they said that they are “engaged in a science-based, rigorous process to consider whether or when a booster might be necessary.”
“We continue to review any new data as it becomes available and will keep the public informed,” they continued. “We are prepared for booster doses if and when the science demonstrates that they are needed.”
For now, the agencies made it clear that their priority is getting vaccinated those who have still not been vaccinated.
A new poll, however, has found that, at least here in America, the majority of those who remain unvaccinated do not intend to get vaccinated. In that poll, roughly three-quarters of the unvaccinated participants indicated that they “probably” or “definitely” will not get vaccinated.