According to Anthony Fauci, the use of a booster dose of the vaccine may be required by “the most vulnerable groups of the population.”
The use of a booster dose of the vaccine against the new coronavirus may be required for people with weakened immunity. This was stated on Sunday on CNN by the director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States, Anthony Fauci.
The journalist asked him to comment on media reports that the US administration is considering the possibility of providing a third dose of the vaccine to certain groups of the population in the future. “I think the situation is developing dynamically,” Fauci said. “The information coming from Israel and Pfizer indicates that there may be some weakening of protection,” he added, referring to what happens sometime after vaccination.
According to the infectious disease specialist, the use of a booster dose of the vaccine is “quite possible.” As he added, first of all, “the most vulnerable groups of the population” may need it. Among them, Fauci called people “with a suppressed immune system, those who have undergone transplant surgery, undergoing chemotherapy because of cancer, suffering from autoimmune diseases, taking drugs to suppress immunity.”
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 34.4 million cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the United States, more than 610 thousand people died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.