BREAKING NEWS: White House announces COVID-19 booster shots will be available to Americans who received Pfizer and Moderna vaccines eight months after second dose starting week of September 20
- Recipients of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be eligible for a vaccine booster shot eight months after receiving the second dose
- Booster shots will begin to rollout on September 20, pending approval from the FDA and recommendations made by the CDC’s advisory committee
Those who received the two-shot vaccines will be eligible for the third shot eight months after receiving the second.
The decision is pending approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a recommendation made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) advisory committee.
There is currently no plan in place for Americans who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Americans who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be eligible for booster shots starting the week of September 20
The announcement comes after booster shots were approved for immunocompromised Americans last week.
Officials cited a the waning immunity the current crop of COVID-19 vaccines have, combined with the Indian ‘Delta’ variant’s ability to cause breakthrough cases as the reason why boosters are needed.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.