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U.S. approves COVID vaccination with the third dose

U.S. approves COVID vaccination with the third dose

The booster dose will be offered to healthcare providers, those living in nursing homes, and those who were vaccinated at the end of 2020.

The U.S. government said it plans to make booster (booster) vaccinations for widely available starting Sept. 20. This is reported by Reuters.

The third shot will be given to citizens who completed their initial with a two-dose made by Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech AG at least eight months ago, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

Those who have been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson single-dose product will also need the booster dose.

The booster dose will first be offered to medics, Americans living in nursing homes, and those who were immunized in late 2020 or early 2021.

“Protection against  begins to decline over time. We conclude that a second will be needed to maximize protection and prolong its duration,” U.S. health officials say.



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