Sumary of COVID-19 Booster Shots to Start in September: Officials Booster shots to ramp up protection against COVID-19 infection are slated to begin the week of Sept. 20, the Biden administration announced at a press briefing Wednesday.:
- 18, 2021 — Booster shots to ramp up protection against COVID-19 infection are slated to begin the week of Sept.
- 20, the Biden administration announced at a press briefing Wednesday.
- “Having reviewed the most current data, it is now our clinical judgment that the time to lay out a plan for the COVID-19 boosters is now.
- ” Research released Wednesday shows waning effectiveness of the two mRNA vaccines.
- Data Driving the Plan CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, cited three research studies published today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that helped to drive the decision to recommend boosters.
- It was 86% at weeks 2-12 and 84% at weeks 13-24. Immunologic Facts Immunologic information also points to the need for a booster, said Anthony Fauci, MD, the chief medical advisor to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
- Booster Details “We will make sure it is convenient and easy to get the booster shot,” said Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator.