- Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that if a person receives a booster dose, the CDC may eventually consider a person “fully vaccinated” with the coronavirus vaccine.
- But he said that this year is unlikely to happen this year due to the ongoing debate about booster doses.
- The US Food and Drug Administration last week issued an emergency use authorization for booster shots to all adults six months after the last vaccination.
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Former Director of the US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, said on Sunday that US officials may eventually think that people are only “fully vaccinated” after receiving an additional booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Covid-19.
“I think they will be at some point, but not this year. I think it will eventually be treated as a three-dose vaccine, but I find it hard to believe that the CDC will make this recommendation soon, partly because of whether young people at lower risk The third dose argument should be accepted,” Gottlieb Said during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program.
President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and long-term director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday that the federal government’s definition of full vaccination has not changed.
This means that people who have received two doses of mRNA Pfizer or Moderna vaccine continue to be considered fully vaccinated, as are those who have received one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Fauci Sunday, In the “This Week” program of ABC News, Said that health officials are monitoring people receiving the booster shots to understand “how durable this protection is.”
As Insider previously reported, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week Expanded emergency authorization to strengthen shooting qualifications, So that all adults are eligible to obtain them after allowing the elderly and high-risk groups to use them before.
Some national leaders suggested Their definition of complete vaccination has changed, and now a booster dose is needed.
“I think if the entity were to compel three doses for people six months after the second vaccination, they did it because they were using the vaccine as a way of controlling transmission and trying to end this pandemic,” Ge Trib said on Sunday.
“And you know, some people in the Public Health Committee don’t think this is an inappropriate way to use vaccines. But this is the ongoing debate in the public health community. CDC’s stuttering method how they accept boosters reflects this Debate,” he added.