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cadence4u

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* Biden administration is planning to recommend most Americans get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot eight months after
   they complete their second dose
* The recommendation will apply to those to received the two-shot Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
* Health officials plan to announce the administration's decision later this week with boosters to be offered as early as mid-
   September
* It comes less than a week after the FDA approved booster shots for immunocompromised Americans

  The Biden administration is expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second shot.

Federal health officials are planning to announce the decision as early as this week, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

This means that the nearly 155 million Americans who received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines could receive a third dose as early as September.

In the announcement, officials will stress that boosters will be needed to offer protection against the Indian 'Delta' variant as it sweeps across the country.

Over the last month, America has lost control of the pandemic that the White House claimed it had curbed around the Fourth of July.

Cases have surged by 150 percent in the last three weeks and patients in states such as Florida, Louisiana and Texas are overwhelming hospitals, with conference rooms, cafeterias and outdoor tents turned into makeshift Covid wards.

Doses would only begin to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally approves the vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent panel - the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - would also have to recommend the doses.

Among the first to receive boosters will likely be health care workers, nursing home residents and other older Americans, who were some of the first Americans to be vaccinated once the shots received emergency use authorization last December.

Officials are also planning to recommend that people receive a booster made from the same company as their initial two shots.

This means that people who receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine should get a third dose of Pfizer and those who were given two doses of the Moderna vaccine should receive a Moderna booster.

Last week, the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to allow them to be administered as boosters for those with weakened immune systems, citing their higher risk of catching the virus and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness waned over time.

More and more research has shown that people with weakened immune systems have low or undetectable antibody levels, even after two doses.

A study in May found that all cancer patients developed fewer antibodies after being vaccinated compared to healthy participants and 10 percent barely developed antibodies at all.

Another study in June looked at 30 organ transplant recipients and found that 24 developed negative antibody levels - meaning they did not have any immune-fighting cells - after two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

Despite this evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccines until every country could vaccinate at least 15 percent of their populations.

However, third doses are currently approved in several countries including Chile, France, Germany and Israel.

Israel, which exclusively administered the Pfizer shot, has been offering a booster to people over 60 who were already vaccinated more than five months ago in an effort to control its own surge in cases from the Delta variant.

France and Germany have also approved third doses for vulnerable populations with plans to start administering the shots next month.

For months, officials had said data still indicated that people remain highly protected from COVID-19, including the delta variant, after receiving the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna regimen or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Since then, more than 198 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with more than 168 million fully vaccinated.

Still, the country is experiencing a fourth surge of virus cases due to the more transmissible delta variant, which is spreading aggressively through unvaccinated communities but is also responsible for an increasing number of so-called 'breakthrough infections' of fully vaccinated people.

Israel, which exclusively administered the Pfizer shot, has been offering a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who were already vaccinated more than five months ago in an effort to control its own surge in cases from the delta variant.

Previously, health experts had said that there was no evidence to suggest that fully vaccinated Americans needed booster shots.

But U.S. health officials made clear Sunday they are preparing for the possibility that the time for boosters may come sooner than later.

'There is a concern that the vaccine may start to wane in its effectiveness and Delta is a nasty one for us to try to deal with.,' Dr Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told Fox News Sunday.

'The combination of those two means we may need boosters, maybe beginning first with health care providers, as well as people in nursing homes, and then gradually moving forward' with others, such as older Americans who were among the first to get vaccinations.

He said that because the Delta variant only started hitting the country hard in July, the 'next couple of weeks' of case data will help the U.S. make a decision.

Officials were continuing to collect information as well about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was only approved in the U.S. in late February, to determine when to recommend boosters, one of the officials told the AP.

The White House has said that even though the U.S. has begun sharing more than 110 million vaccine doses with the world, the nation has enough domestic supply to deliver boosters to Americans should they be recommended by health officials.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9900075/Sources-US-recommend-COVID-vaccine-boosters-8-months.html

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Yeah, hard pass on this one. No faith in the government or those health officials at all.

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I'm okay with getting another shot...will sign up once I can

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I agree and okay with getting another shot...I too will sign up.  People stated they don't trust the government, but they trust them to sent them that SS check, they trust them to put on that seat belk anf etc....

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If the government tells me that I have to so something health related, I try to educate myself on the subject the best that I can. If the government recommends that I do something health related - I go and talk to my personal physician and get his opinion on the specifics. If he tells me that he recommends it also - then I have it done. If he tells me that he does not recommend it, then I follow his advice in that direction also. If he tells me it really doesn't matter - then I weigh the pros and cons myself and make a decision.


To me, it isn't about whether I trust the gov't or not. I am very confident in my doctor and I trust his medical opinion. He does not bring politics into his examination/treatment room. If he tells me that he thinks I should get a booster COVID shot, then I will follow that recommendation. If he advises against it = then I will not.


I can tell you that it will have ZERO influence in either direction if Joe Biden or Donald Trump advised me to get or not get a booster.


Most here know me as a Trump supported and Biden criticizer. If Joe recommends the booster and Trump (or his supporters) advised against the booster simply because it is Biden-supported = I will ask my doctor and follow his advice. I don't give a rat's *bleep* what the political animals have to say or if my personal decision is aligned with my political friend or foe.


IMO to base your decision on whether to do anything medically related solely upon the politics of whomever is pushing it or warning against it is a foolish move.

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If the government tells me that I have to so something health related, I try to educate myself on the subject the best that I can. If the government recommends that I do something health related - I go and talk to my personal physician and get his opinion on the specifics. If he tells me that he recommends it also - then I have it done. If he tells me that he does not recommend it, then I follow his advice in that direction also. If he tells me it really doesn't matter - then I weigh the pros and cons myself and make a decision.


To me, it isn't about whether I trust the gov't or not. I am very confident in my doctor and I trust his medical opinion. He does not bring politics into his examination/treatment room. If he tells me that he thinks I should get a booster COVID shot, then I will follow that recommendation. If he advises against it = then I will not.


I can tell you that it will have ZERO influence in either direction if Joe Biden or Donald Trump advised me to get or not get a booster.


Most here know me as a Trump supported and Biden criticizer. If Joe recommends the booster and Trump (or his supporters) advised against the booster simply because it is Biden-supported = I will ask my doctor and follow his advice. I don't give a rat's *bleep* what the political animals have to say or if my personal decision is aligned with my political friend or foe.


IMO to base your decision on whether to do anything medically related solely upon the politics of whomever is pushing it or warning against it is a foolish move.
Nicely said UGP.

You know i like to get the instruction from Gods organization.The vaccine is a personal decision.There is NO blood products in them.They know medicine is quite helpful when we need it.

I support the vax but havent taken it yet.I do try to build my immune system up in many ways and still on the fence with the vax and again support it cos many of JWs have taken it.

I have also gotten the advice of my DR as well.

Just been taking it day by day.

Keep the political BS out.

I also support the masks when needed and social distance in crowds.IOW i prefer to watch the Yankee game via TV/radio
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