Those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in America will be given booster COVID-19 shots in September. According to the U.S. Department of Health of Human Service, the shots will be given regardless of age, eight months after getting the second shot of vaccine.
The officials are preparing for the booster vaccine shot in September this year. The approval from the Food and Drug Administration is pending. Those who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine are also likely to receive booster shots. The final decision on these shots will be given in the next few weeks after the health and medical experts collect more data.
The initial doses of the booster shots are scheduled for the health care providers, nursing home residents, and other seniors who were fully inoculated earliest in the vaccine rollout. The shot will be available free of cost at about 80,000 vaccination locations across the nation.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden said that his administration has planned for the supply of the shots in advance. He said it will be easy to get the booster by just showing your vaccination card. No other ID, no insurance, no state residency will be required for these shots.
Despite the opposition from the World Health Organisation Israel, France and Germany have also decided to administer booster shots.