COVID-19 Booster Shots Will Roll Out In September In The U.S.

A healthcare employee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in July in New York City. U.S. officials advise that Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to support their defense amidst the surging delta variant and proof the vaccines effectiveness is falling.

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A healthcare employee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in July in New York. U.S. authorities recommend that Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to fortify their protection in the middle of the rising delta version and evidence the vaccines efficiency is falling.

Mary Altaffer/AP

COVID-19 booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are set to become offered for all Americans starting next month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. The statement said that a strategy would go into effect from the week of Sept. 20 subject to the Food and Drug Administration “performing an independent examination and determination of the security and efficiency of a 3rd dose of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines and CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) releasing booster dose recommendations based on an extensive review of the evidence.”

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