America’s planned launch of coronavirus booster doses for the U.S. population, initially condemned to begin from 20th September, remains uncertain pending authorization from U.S. regulators, but on Sunday, White House said that at least Pfizer-BioNTech doses would possibly be ready on time and the government is set for a rapid rollout whenever the doses are authorized.
In August, the United States government declared that third or booster doses for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech receivers would begin from 20th Sept. However, the news outlet reported that the timeline might be in doubt, as the doses still haven’t yet been authorized by the U.S. FDA and the jab advisory panel at the U.S. CDC.
The U.S. infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, acknowledged on CBS that it is possible only Pfizer-made vaccine would be authorized by Sept. 20, and Moderna’s would be delayed for a few weeks, as the U.S. public health protection agency FDA seeks additional data from the drug manufacturer.
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Mix-and-Match COVID-19 Vaccines
Fauci said that exactly booster-dose-eligibility would be dependent on the exact terms that the CDC and FDA recommend.
Studies and analysis afoot if people could ‘mix-and-match third shots, and would receive a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot if their first two were of Moderna. But Dr. Fauci stated the administration is still recommending as of now that Americans receive a third dose of the same jab as their initial shots.
Ronald Alan Klain, White House Chief of Staff under President Biden, said on CNN that the Joe Biden government is ready to have a third dose available to the general public possibly the same day as they’re approved, and the U.S. administration has the sufficient supply and a dispersal plan to make sure extensive availability of the booster doses when they’re ready to go.
Furthermore, last week, the American physician-scientist and immunologist said that authorities persist with the suggestion that the public receives a booster dose 8-months after their second shot, after Joe Biden suggested it could potentially be after 6-months. However, it eventually depends on what CDC and FDA determine is best.
Ron Klain said on CNN that still they’re expecting that at least one of the immunizations could be available on 20th September, and the U.S. administration is prepared for the booters as soon as the authorization is granted. Klain added that the CDC and FDA eventually would decide which jabs are authorized to be used as a third or booster shots. Moreover, Klain said they’d choose when would be approved and who would receive it.