According to NYT, the third dose of vaccines will first be recommended to healthcare workers and residents of nursing homes.
The U.S. administration plans to recommend a third booster dose of coronavirus vaccination to Americans eight months after vaccination with two components. This was reported by The New York Times, citing sources.
According to them, it is planned to announce the introduction of additional measures within a week. It is assumed that U.S. residents vaccinated with BioNTech and Pfizer consortium drugs and Moderna will be asked to enter the third dose to protect against the delta variant of infection. This can be done eight months after the second injection.
The authorities will recommend introducing the third dose of vaccines, primarily to healthcare workers and residents of nursing homes. It is expected that vaccination with booster doses will begin in mid-late September.
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines for people with weakened immunity.
Additional measures to combat the coronavirus are being introduced in the United States due to the spread of the delta variant of the infection. According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this strain accounts for more than 83% of cases of infection in the country. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 36.8 million cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the United States, more than 622.2 thousand people died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.