Aug 29, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Fauci "sticking with" COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations

NAID director Anthony Fauci

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NIAID's Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the Biden administration is "sticking with" its recommendation for a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine eight months after receiving the original shots.

Why it matters: Fauci's statements on ABC's "This Week," come as the U.S. sees an uptick in COVID cases, largely due to the highly infectious Delta variant, and after the Biden administration announced it would begin offering booster shots to stay ahead of declining vaccine effectiveness.

  • "If the data tells us differently, we'll make adjustments accordingly," Fauci said.
  • The U.S. has reported 3,782,087 confirmed cases in the last 28 days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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