MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The White House COVID-19 Response Team and nationalist wellness officials held a briefing Wednesday to unveil plans for a caller programme to marque COVID-19 booster shots disposable to fully-vaccinated Americans.
“The clip to laic retired a program for COVID-19 boosters is now,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Dr. Murthy said fully-vaccinated adults 18 years aged and older “would beryllium eligible for their booster changeable 8 months aft receiving their 2nd dose of the Pfizer oregon Moderna mRNA vaccines.”
“So if you got your 2nd changeable connected February 1st, you tin get a booster, starting connected October 1st. If you got your 2nd changeable connected March 12th, you tin get your booster starting connected November 12th, and truthful on,” explained White House COVID Response Team Coordinator Jeffrey Zients.
During the COVID-19 effect briefing, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky explained the determination to urge booster shots to fully-vaccinated adults.
“As we marque decisions astir boosters though, we besides person to look astatine vaccine effectiveness successful the circumstantial discourse of the Delta variant,” she said. “Preliminary information done August 6th from 2 of our vaccine effectiveness cohort studies that see much than 4,000 healthcare personnel, archetypal responders, and different frontline workers, successful 8 locations crossed the country, amusement waning effectiveness again symptomatic and asymptomatic corruption successful the discourse of the Delta variant, from 92% anterior to Delta to 64% with Delta.”
Zients said the booster doses, which could statesman the week of September 20, would beryllium disposable astatine “roughly 80,000 places crossed the country, including implicit 40,000 section pharmacies.”
Dr. Murthy added that booster shots would beryllium delivered straight to residents of semipermanent attraction facilities.