US News: FDA’s Annual COVID-19 Booster Shot Proposal Sparks Questions, Concerns

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The FDA has proposed a simplified COVID-19 booster plan, with an updated shot matched to circulating strains offered annually in the fall for most Americans, similar to the flu vaccine schedule. However, responses to the idea have shown that the issue is complicated as experts are questioning whether available data supports such a plan. The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised concerns that the virus is yet to become seasonal and that it is still very unstable, and more research is needed to produce next-generation vaccines that do a better job of protecting against infection. The president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has also stated that the science is not necessarily there yet, and more research is needed. The full article By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder can be read here on US News. For more information on COVID-19 click here. 

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