Federal officials expected to recommend COVID-19 booster shots

[Fox 9 News and WCCO TV News, August 17, 2021] Federal health officials are expected to recommend a COVID-19 booster shot eight months after becoming fully vaccinated, raising many new questions.

Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, said this recommendation, however, does not mean that vaccines aren’t working.

"These vaccines are very effective in preventing what we care about the most, which is serious illness and death," he said.

Dr. Rhame said data shows antibody levels can drop over time, leading to more breakthrough infections. However, most people remain protected against serious illness.

WCCO TV News also reported on this story.

Posted on August 17, 2021 in coronavirusVaccine

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