Dr. Anthony Fauci is the top infectious disease expert from the US who’s also well-known for strongly sustaining COVID vaccination. More and more people are receiving vaccines for COVID, but the overall stats are still behind the aim of the officials, who want to vaccinate more individuals in order to achieve herd immunity.
According to The Washington Post, Dr. Anthony Fauci is now supporting the idea of a booster shot for COVID vaccination, claiming that three doses will represent the “optimal regimen”. The idea has already been put into practice, as people started to receive a third vaccine dose for the coronavirus.
Millions of Americans are eligible for a booster dose
The Washington Post also revealed that the announcement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from last week claims that millions of Americans are currently eligible for a booster COVID vaccine dose.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said it very clear, without any room for interpretation, as quoted by The Washington Post:
Ultimately I believe that the optimal regimen for the mRNA [vaccines] is going to include that third booster shot.
Our World in Data reveals more about how COVID vaccination is going across the world. Only 45.2% of the planet’s population has been vaccinated against COVID with at least one of the needed doses. Also, a staggering number of 6.24 billion vaccine doses have been administered across the planet.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most of the reported side effects of COVID vaccination were mild to moderate and also short-lasting. They manifest as fatigue, muscle pain, chills, fever, pain at the injection site, and more. However, the chances for side effects after vaccination will differ in accordance with the specific COVID vaccine that was used.
The Delta variant of COVID is still dominant, as it causes more infectiousness than previous strains, according to the experts.