Moderna Plans To Have Third Booster Ready By The Fall

It appears that two doses of COVID-19 vaccine aren’t going to be enough. Last week, Pfizer’s CEO announced that a third dose could be needed within a year, followed by a single annual dose. On the heels of all that comes the news that Moderna is expected to have a third “booster shot” ready by the fall.

“Moderna’s vaccine is more than 90% effective against the coronavirus six months after the second shot, studies show. What remains unclear is how long immunity from the virus lasts,” CBS News wrote.

While a third dose of the vaccine is not yet required, health experts seem to agree it could offer immunity against variants of the virus. Per CBS, those variants are beginning to rise in the U.S. and several other nations.

On top of that, there’s yet to be any hard evidence that those who are fully vaccinated are totally immune to COVID-19, as neither Pfizer nor Moderna have claimed that the vaccines offer 100% immunity.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. What a pharmaceutical company requires a yearly booster to the vaccine? Shocked. Not as shocked as this booster is not monthly or weakly. Additional Boosters required as long as government and insurance companies, in other words YOU, continue to cover the bill….

  2. Yeah if you are exercising and not eating the amount of calroies required to keep a whale alive…you don’t need the vaccine. There’s a reason you have an immune system and it didn’t come from big pharma and the government.

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