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What does Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla say about a fourth COVID-19 shot?

2022-08-10 07:00:02
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What does Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla say about a fourth COVID-19 shot?

A fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is necessary for most people due to waning immunity, said Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.

Is a COVID-19 vaccine booster necessary?

An additional primary shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people who are vaccinated and might not have had a strong enough immune response. In contrast, a booster dose is recommended for people who are vaccinated and whose immune response weakened over time.

Is it normal to have side effects after second COVID-19 vaccine?

Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

What is a vaccine booster?

A booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine needed to “boost” your immunity. This will give you better protection from disease. Many routine vaccines require more than one shot to achieve immunity. For example, the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine requires two shots.

Can I get a second booster?

Wait on the Data. Other public health officials and agencies echo Fauci's advice: Wait on the data. "At this time, CDC does not have a recommendation for a fourth dose/second booster dose for most Americans," says Scott Pauley, a CDC spokesperson.

How long do COVID-19 antibodies last?

At this time, it is unknown for how long antibodies persist following infection and if the presence of antibodies confers protective immunity.