The United States CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) have released measures that some American adults can get a booster shot (a third dose) of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine.
But here comes many questions related to the booster shot. Who precisely is eligible to receive the third dose? What shout people think in their decision-making process? If people are eligible to receive a booster shot, should they rush to get vaccinated? And one of the most significant questions is that what about those people who were vaccinated through Johnson & Johnson or Moderna vaccines, can they receive a third shot too?
To get answers to these questions, the news agency CNN discussed with Dr. Leana Wen (CNN Medical Analyst). A professor and physician of health management and policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and she is even a writer of the book, ‘Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health.’
Dr. Leana Wen answers some queries
Doctor Leana Wen described that she thinks it is very crucial to explain that who may get a booster versus who is advised to take it. in the previous month, the CDC and the FDA declared that Americans who are severely or moderately immunocompromised and who took 2 shots of either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines should receive a booster shot of the same vaccine. Moreover, if some people are in this group that faced an organ transplant or has any other immunosuppressing conditions, then it is suggested that you get a third shot now.
What was planned earlier week is for people who were previously vaccinated through 2 shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, who are sixty-five years old and above, who are a minimum of 6 months out from the 2nd shot, or who are fifty-year-old and above, or have underlying conditions that made them more probably to get a serious consequence from Coronavirus. So, those individuals are proposed to receive a booster Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot, and they should.
Dr. Leana Wen, when asked what individuals should think while deciding whether to get the third dose, explained that there are a bunch of people who really should get the booster shot, those ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do so. Furthermore, if you fall in this category, the third shot has very visible advantages in lessening your probability of getting Coronavirus.