In September, the Biden Administration Will Begin Administering Updated Booster Shots!
Axios confirmed on Thursday that the Biden administration will start giving updated COVID booster shots in September.
Even though there isn’t much information about how well the new boosters work yet, it is expected that they will offer better protection against the new Omicron subvariant BA.5, which is the most easily spread subvariant so far. It has quickly become the most common strain in the U.S. and much of the rest of the world.
This means that the government won’t make more people eligible for second shots of existing vaccines.
At the moment, only people who are 50 or older or over 12 and have a weak immune system can get a second booster.
Both Pfizer and Moderna have told the Food and Drug Administration that they are prepared to deliver millions of doses of reformulated vaccines by mid-September, the New York Times reports.