The Latest: Fauci: Booster shot for weakened immune systems

Dr. Anthony Fauci says an additional COVID-19 booster shot will be recommended for previously vaccinated people with weakened immune systems. He told NBC’s ”Today” show he expects the booster recommendation to come “imminently.” People have compromised immune systems for a variety of reasons, including organ transplants, cancer or other conditions. Any authorization for an additional booster shot would come from the Federal Drug Administration. Fauci says for other vaccinated groups, such as the elderly, data is being collected to determine if or when their protection goes “below a critical level” and “that’s when you’re going to be hearing about the implementation of boosters” for others. He says other than the immune-compromised, "we’re not going to be giving boosters.”

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8/12/2021 8:19:05 AM (GMT -5:00)