The COVID-19 vaccine maker Modern will make the third booster shot for its two dose vaccines available to Americans by fall.
Modern vaccine is more than 90% effective studies Display. It is not clear how long the virus is immune.Six months after the second shot,
The same is true of the Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer CEO Albert Borla said on Thursday, “Third and six months to 12 months will be required. And then there will be an annual abandonment. Virtual event Hosted by CVS Health.
A thirdIt is not yet necessary against the virus, but health experts say it may provide additional immunity against COVID-19 variants that have begun to spread from the US to Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
“They all have some suspicion that they are able to avoid the protection provided by the vaccine,” said Justin Gill, an urgent care nurse practitioner, told CBSN.
There is also a chance that fully vaccinated individuals may still be infected with the virus, as none of the available vaccines confer 100% immunity against COVID-19.
“We know that some [who are fully vaccinated] “There are still infected and positive tests for COVID-19, but much is still unknown about individuals who test positive,” the guild said.
Such “breakthrough” infections are considered very rare, but can occur when vaccinated individuals are exposed to variants or a significant viral load.
While drugmakers develop a booster shot, people who have already received two doses of Modern or Pfizer vaccine can assure that they are well protected against COVID-19.
“In the end, it still provides a lot of security,” Gill said. “But we know that some will still get the COVID-19 virus, and it is essential that they still follow those public health guidelines, wear masks and be vigilant when they are around other individuals.”
Vaccine confidence in America has increased as more Americans have vaccinated their friends and family members, according to Kaiser Family Foundation.
To date, 38% of the US population has received at least one dose and 24% have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.