In the United States, the third dosage of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine has been licensed for use in those over 65 who are at high risk of severe coronavirus infection.

People aged 18 and up who have been exposed to Covid-19 at work and are at an increased risk of significant consequences are also eligible for the Pfizer booster dosage. 

Dr. Fauci Thinks A Three-Shot Vaccination Should Be “Normal”

Earlier this month the FDA allowed vaccination for children of 5 to 11 years and more than 25 million kids have registered and started receiving the first dose of the vaccine. 

Pfizer’s booster dosage, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), can be given at least six months after a person has received both doses.

Dr. Fauci Thinks A Three-Shot Vaccination Should Be "Normal”

A COVID booster shot is an extra dose of a vaccination administered after the first injection(s)’ protection has begun to wane over time. After your immunity from the original dose(s) starts to diminish, you’ll usually need a booster shot. The booster is to help people retain their immunity for a longer duration of time.

Dr. Fauci said the decreasing effectiveness of two doses of Pfizer and Moderna will give rise to the need for a third vaccine shot. He stressed the fact that it should be a part of the actual vaccination drive in the country. 

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have revised guidelines for the many vaccinations available in the United States. 

The winter season is approaching as well as the Christmas holidays too and there is a continuous hike in the Covid 19 cases. In some states, the hospitalization rate and death rate are more than the average country rate. The White House top medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning that decreasing vaccination protection is very dangerous and highly transmissible delta form would result in more cases even if the person is vaccinated.

On this subject, different researchers and scientists have varied viewpoints. Covid-19 vaccine booster doses are not required for the general public, according to an expert opinion based on scientific facts. They claim that excessive boosting might result in unwanted side effects such as myocarditis, a rare kind of heart inflammation. However, many medical experts have admitted that booster injections for the general public may be required if vaccine-induced immunity continues to wane or a new variety arises that may circumvent the shots’ protection.

Although Pfizer has formally filed an application last week to the Food and Drug Administration to expand their booster’s authorization. The Federal agencies currently only recommend the mRNA booster for people over the age of 65 who have an underlying medical condition or are at high risk of exposure, at least six months after their second dose.

Discomfort, redness, and swelling at the injection site, as well as weariness, headache, muscle or joint pain, and chills, were the most often reported adverse effects among clinical trial participants who got the booster dose of the vaccine. 

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has stated that the United States will acquire 1 billion doses of Pfizer’s vaccines to share with the rest of the globe, as part of his commitment to vaccinate 70% of the world’s population within the next year.