© Reuters. People wear masks around Times Square as cases of the infectious coronavirus delta variant continue to increase in New York City, New York, the United States, July 23, 2021. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz
From Linda So
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senior infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said Sunday that Americans with compromised immune systems may need booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines.
"Those who are transplant patients, cancer chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, who receive immunosuppressive therapies are the kind of people who, if there was a third refresher, which could likely happen, would be among the first of the weak." Fauci said during a CNN interview.
Citing recent studies showing immunity could decline in people who have been vaccinated, Fauci said U.S. health officials are reviewing the data to determine when boosters might be needed.
“It's a dynamic situation. It's a work in progress, it's developing like so many other areas of the pandemic, ”said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. "You need to look at the data."
Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the information contained on this website is not necessarily real-time or accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indices, futures) and forex prices are not provided by exchanges, but by market makers. Therefore, prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning that prices are indicative and not suitable for trading purposes. Therefore, Fusion Media is not responsible for any trading losses you may incur as a result of using this information.
Fusion Media or any other person involved in Fusion Media assumes no liability for any loss or damage that might arise from reliance on the information contained on this website, including data, prices, charts and buy / sell signals. Please inform yourself fully about the risks and costs associated with trading in the financial markets, as it is one of the riskiest forms of investment.