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Are COVID-19 Booster Shots Important?

Many people have been wondering whether the available COVID-19 vaccines will provide durable protection against the coronavirus disease. Others have been asking whether people need to be revaccinated against COVID-19 yearly. Anyway, people get revaccinated against influenza every year.

The CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, tried to answer these people. In a live Facebook event with CVS health, Bourla said that people likely need a booster shot after receiving the two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Doing this will effectively reduce the number of people susceptible to coronavirus disease. He said that medics should administer this booster dose to people 6 to 12 months after getting vaccinated. After this, the medics will need to revaccinate these people every year. Bourla also added that the revaccination would depend on the coronavirus variants that will emerge. Anyway, the vaccine should deal with contagious coronavirus variants such as the South African and U.K. coronavirus strains.

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