Moderna may not make deadline for booster-shot campaign rollout: Fauci

Moderna may not make deadline for booster-shot campaign rollout: Fauci


Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said Moderna’s COVID-19 booster vaccine may not be available for the masses when the US plans to start offering third doses to everyone in about two weeks — potentially limiting extra shots to only Pfizer recipients.

The White House chief medical adviser said Moderna is still compiling the data necessary to prove to federal regulators that its booster shot is safe and effective for the general public.

The FDA has approved Moderna’s and Pfizer‘s booster shots for the immunocompromised because of that population’s susceptibility to the coronavirus, but only the latter vaccine appears set to be soon approved for widespread dissemination, Fauci said.

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“We were hoping that we would get both the candidates … Moderna and Pfizer, rolled out by the week of [Sept. 20],” Fauci said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “It is conceivable that we will only have one of them out.

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