Doctor Anthony Fauci told ABC This Week there is a chance America will need to “boost again” regarding COVID shots.
He was asked about the population moving into the fifth month of their boost and whether it loses its effectiveness and how soon they should receive another.
“Well, the answer Margaret, honestly, is that we don’t know,” Fauci said. “Because we don’t know the durability of protection from the third shot boost of an mRNA and the second shot boost of a J&J.”
Fauci said it is certain and natural to see the antibody levels decrease. However, he said it is “quite conceivable” that the third shot boost will give a much greater durability of protection.
“We’re following that very carefully,” he said. “When I say protection, I mean protection against severe disease. You are going to see breakthrough infections as we’ve seen now, even in boosted people. But for the very most part, they’re mild or even asymptomatic. That’s where we would like to be.”
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