People fully vaccinated against the coronavirus do not yet need booster shots, U.S. health agencies said Thursday.
“We are ready to receive booster doses if and when science shows they are needed,” the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint declaration.
The agencies said the available vaccines are effective against all variants of the coronavirus and those who are vaccinated remain protected. Public health officials continue to urge people 12 years and older who have not yet been vaccinated to receive the available vaccine.
Thursday the The White House announced that “virtually all hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States now occur in unvaccinated people.”
Global COVID-19 number of deaths surpassed 4 million on Wednesday.
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