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CDC: Booster COVID-19 vaccine not yet recommended

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not recommending any additional doses after you get your COVID-19 vaccine.
Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not recommending any additional doses after you get your COVID-19 vaccine.

The CDC said on its website “The need for and timing for COVID-19 booster doses have not been established. No additional doses are recommended at this time.”

However, this hasn’t stopped Moderna and Pfizer from creating a booster shot.

Moderna’s CEO said people could get a booster shot as early as fall. Pfizer’s CEO also shared a third dose could be needed between six and 12 months. Then an annual vaccination similar to the seasonal flu vaccine, would be needed.

The CDC said experts are still learning how well vaccines prevent people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to others even if you don’t have symptoms.

They are also learning how the vaccine protects you.

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