US Offering Booster Shots For Vaccinated Citizens in September

United States President, Joe Biden has announced a new offering to its vaccinated citizens as they will be receiving a booster vaccine shot in September for more protection against Covid-19. Read further for more details.

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Last week Wednesday, United States President, Joe Biden, announced plans to begin offering booster shots for all Americans beginning the week of September 20 and starting eight months after an individual's second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

This is the best way to protect ourselves from the new variant that could arise. The plan is for every adult to get a booster shot after eight months to second shot.

Reports say the World Health Organization (WHO) recently called for a worldwide suspension on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September to allow low-income nations to get more initial vaccination doses.

Its also reported to be unclear whether those who were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered with a booster shot.

Almost 200 million people in the US received one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine and 169 million are double vaccinated representing 55% of the population, said reports.

Biden has also been reported to be highly criticised for his decision for a booster shot when in some low-income countries only 5% of the population is vaccinated.

WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director, Dr Mike Ryan, says regardless of the agreements they had in the organisation, the reality is that some rich countries ignore the majority of poor countries without enough supply of vaccines.

Reports noted that US experienced a resurgence of Covid-19 infections recently, about 114 000 cases daily which is 18% increase over a seven-day period. The country is reported to be registering 492 deaths per day.

US health specialist, Dr Vivek Murthy, says science has revealed that the protection is going to diminish which requires them to act early by offering booster vaccines.

Its reported that WHO has urged wealthy nations to stop giving booster shots to its vaccinated citizens at least until the end of September.  

The US President is however keen to administer booster shots to adult Americans from the 20 September despite the WHO request to wait for end of the month.

 

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