(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The Food and Drug Administration has officially authorized a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who have compromised immune systems. It’s a clear step towards authorizing a third booster shot for all Americans, as the number of “breakthrough” cases continues to increase.
With the spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, the news gives public health officials confidence that they will be successful in requesting authorization for future doses of COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has already told CNN that trials are ongoing to determine whether a third shot is capable of increasing a person’s protection from the virus.
How long might a booster shot give the recipients further immunity against a Covid-19 infection?
"We are humble, we are modest about it," says Dr. Anthony Fauci. "We don't know the answer to that, and the only way you do that is you continue to do the clinical studies." pic.twitter.com/WEfnvsm36n
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 13, 2021
Under new FDA rules, the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will be administered to immunocompromised people for a third time. Among those who are eligible to receive the third dose are those who have received an organ transplant and anybody who has been diagnosed with a condition that is “considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.”
And while Fauci says that trials are ongoing, investigating the effectiveness of a third vaccine, the FDA insisted that the general public currently does not need a third dose of the vaccine.
At a Centers for Disease Control advisory meeting last week, new data was revealed showing how just 2.7% of the American population fits into the “immunocompromised” population, meaning only a small number of people are expected to take the third dose.
However, it is clear that this is the direction the United States is heading in.
With vaccine mandates being implemented in major American cities and by employers, and with the threat of COVID mutating and reoccurring every year, it seems like we are getting closer and closer to routine booster shots.