Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will make Covid-19 booster shots available to all American adults beginning next month, as his administration warned that vaccines are showing a declining effectiveness against infection.
The move comes as scientists and health experts grapple with how to beat back the surging Delta variant of the coronavirus, and follows extensive debate over whether a third injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines would be appropriate.
Stressing this was “no time to let our guard down,” Biden urged every American 18 and older to get a booster eight months after becoming fully vaccinated.
“This will boost your immune response, it will increase your protection from Covid-19, and it’s the best way to protect ourselves from new variants that could arise,” Biden said in an address from the White House.
“It will make you safer, and for longer — and it will help us end the pandemic faster.”
According to the plan, which is still pending a final evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration, the boosters would become available beginning the week of September 20… Read More