When do I need to get another round of COVID-19 vaccinations? We’ll have our first idea next week
The United Kingdom — which started vaccinating against COVID-19 before the U.S. — will hint at future plans for booster shots
When do you need to get another round of COVID-19 vaccinations? Well, the answer to that is a little unclear. But we’re starting to hear rumblings about plans for the future.
When will we know about third COVID-19 vaccinations?
- “We are currently trialing which combinations of jabs are the most effective,” Hancock told BBC News.
- “In the next few weeks, when we get the clinical data through on what’s the most effective combinations to have … then we’ll set out all the details for the booster programme for the autumn.”
Moderna and Pfizer: New shots needed this fall?
- “The data that I see coming, they are supporting the notion that likely there will be a need for a booster somewhere between eight and 12 months,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said, according to Axios.
- “I think we will almost certainly require a booster sometime within a year or so after getting the primary (shot) because the durability of protection against coronaviruses is generally not lifelong,” Fauci said, according to Axios.
Johnson & Johnson: When will you need a third shot?
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky told CNBC that people will likely need to get vaccinated against COVID-19 every year. So, based on that logic, a second shot of the J&J vaccine — which uses one shot instead of two for fully vaccination — might not be needed until next year.