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Will the U.S. change to three doses of COVID-19 vaccine completion?

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There is an observation that the US may change the vaccination completion standard for the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) vaccine to three times, including a booster shot.

Although some countries, such as Europe, are already predicting that such measures will be taken, some in the United States are being cautious, so it seems that the exact decision remains to be seen.

Former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) director Scott Gottlieb appeared on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ on the 21st (local time) and predicted that the US health authorities may set the standard for complete vaccination three times.

Scott Gottlieb, former director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AP = Yonhap News

Currently, Pfizer-Bio&Tech and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines have been inoculated twice.

However, on the 19th, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a third booster dose for all adults 18 years of age or older. This is because even those who have completed the second vaccination will lose their immunity over time.

According to the CDC, people six months after receiving two doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can get a booster shot.

In response, former Director Gottlieb predicted that the health authorities would one day push for a plan to recognize only those who received the third dose, including booster shots, as fully vaccinated.

He predicted, “It won’t be this year, but eventually, the standard for the corona vaccine will change to three doses.

But he predicted that it would be difficult for the CDC to go ahead with such a plan right away.

This is because there is a debate in the medical community over whether the third dose is necessary for young people, who have a relatively low risk of infection compared to the elderly.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). [EPA=연합뉴스

 

또한 일부 보건의료 전문가들도 이 같은 움직임에 신중론을 펼치고 있다.

 

앤서니 파우치 국립알레르기·전염병연구소(NIAID) 소장은 ABC 방송 ‘디스 위크’와의 인터뷰에서 완전 예방 접종 정의에는 부스터 샷이 포함되지 않는다며 매년 추가 접종이 필요한지도 아직 불확실하다고 밝혔다.

 

파우치 소장은 “상황은 변하고 데이터를 따라야 한다”며 “완전 예방 접종자는 화이자와 모더나 백신을 두 차례 맞거나 얀센 백신을 한번 맞은 사람”이라고 말했다.

[ⓒ 세계일보 & Segye.com, 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]

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