America: US President Joe Biden said that from September 20, a booster dose of Corona Vaccine will be available. The booster dose will be given only to those people, who have passed 8 months of time for both their doses. In the past, American experts had recommended a booster dose for extra protection.
According to the news agency AP, Biden said on Thursday that a booster dose of the vaccine will be available from September 20. Its approval is currently pending with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is expected to be approved soon. Biden said that the booster dose will be free for all and will be given to those people who have had 8 months to get the second dose of the vaccine.
US President Biden also rejected the criticisms about the booster dose. He said, ‘Some leaders are saying that America should not give the third dose of the vaccine until the rest of the countries get the first dose. I disagree with this. Biden further said, ‘We can take care of America, as well as help the world.’
In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO), including many countries of the world, has expressed concern about the booster dose. WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan says that if rich countries give booster doses to poor countries without giving them vaccine, then it can make the epidemic more ‘difficult’. He also said that till now no such data has come which shows that booster dose gives extra protection.
Amidst the increase in the cases of delta variant in the US, recently experts had recommended a booster dose for extra protection from corona. Expert had recommended to apply booster dose to everyone. The American health expert had earlier recommended a booster dose to those with weak immunity, but later the expert had told all people to apply the third dose.