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Some Individuals Would possibly Want a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster – Fauci

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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."

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