U.S to start giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots Sept. 20

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The US government’s top infectious disease expert says he believes delivery of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots will be able to start September 20 for Americans who received Pfizer doses, while Moderna’s may end up rolling out a couple weeks later.

Dr Anthony Fauci told CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that it is still the Biden administration’s plan “in some respects” to begin the third doses the week of September 20, pending approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

The administration had hoped that both Pfizer and Moderna booster shots would be rolled out at that time.

President Joe Biden on August 18 touted boosters as a protection against the virus’ more transmissible delta variant, and said Americans should consider getting a booster eight months after their second shot.