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Americans are urged to be prepared for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine




The third shot against a new type of coronavirus infection will be given first to the elderly and immunocompromised people.





White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci urged Americans to be prepared for the third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The Voice of America reported this on Sunday, August 8.

According to him, people with weak immune systems are unlikely to have a strong immune response, and the effectiveness of the vaccine will weaken over time. In particular, he noted, this applies to the elderly.

“If you look at the study data from Pfizer, after a few months, the effectiveness of the vaccine dropped from 90% to 84%. I think the efficacy of the drug will drop to the point where an additional shot is needed,” the doctor said.

He added that the elderly and people with weak immune systems will be the first to get the shot.

Fauci said he hopes the Food and Drug Administration will approve Pfizer's booster vaccine by the end of August.

As a reminder, Moderna said its COVID vaccine was 93% effective six months after the second dose. This shows virtually no change from the 94% efficacy reported in its initial clinical trial.


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