COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Evaluated for Risks

More data is needed, CDC health official says.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reviewing the need for a third COVID-19 booster shot among residents who have already been inoculated. The federal health agency needs to see more data to know if additional shots could raise people’s risk of serious side effects.

The CDC’s Deputy Director Jay Butler said, “We’re keenly interested in knowing whether or not a third dose may be associated with any higher risk of adverse reactions, particularly some of those more severe—although very rare—side effects.”

He said that a decision on whether to administer booster shots has not been made, but he sees a greater potential need for them among the elderly and other groups at high risk for severe infection. He added that existing shots provide significant protection against the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the scientists at the CDC as they assess the benefits and risks of a third booster shot for the COVID-19 virus.
  • For U.S. officials to uphold the rights of individuals to make their own determinations on whether or not to receive the vaccinations.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s guidance on coronavirus strategies.

Sources: Reuters, AMNY, New York Times


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