More Vaccines Coming New Jersey A Third COVID Shot May Get Approved Today
I know there are lots of people out there with compromised immune systems that have been waiting for the protection of a third COVID shot. My daughter's boyfriend is one of them, not being able to see her in over a year. Today is decision making day about that and a lot of people are waiting for the big answer. Here is what we know so far:
If the FDA gives the OK for the third shot, additional shots will go into the arms of immunocompromised Americans that need the protection the most. Studies have shown that individuals have not had strong immune responses to the first two vaccines leaving them vulnerable to the virus and the variant. Of course this is a matter everyone wants to address before winter when COVID seems to take a stronghold.
Protections have been particularly low in transplant recipients, cancer patients and people on medications that suppress their immune systems. That third shot for those people will hopefully give them the protections that others get with just two shots.
If the FDA says yes to the third shots today (which we expect that they will), it’s up to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Centers for Disease Control's expert advisory panel, to make its own recommendation of who gets it.
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