White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci signaled Wednesday that Americans should prepare for a third vaccine shot to become the norm as part of the country’s effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
ABC News reports:
In an interview with the podcast “In the Bubble,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told former White House adviser Andy Slavitt that he predicts three doses will become the standard dosing regimen for COVID-19 vaccines going forward. Fauci cited new data from Israel that vaccine protection against hospitalization dropped in recent months from some 97% to 77% or 78%. […] Fauci added that that he thinks it will probably be the end of 2022 or early 2023 before much of the world is vaccinated.
Fauci has previously estimated that Americans will need a booster vaccine shot within a year.
“I think we will almost certainly require a booster sometime within a year