OAN’s Abril Elfi
1:36 PM – Monday, August 21, 2023
President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly planning to encourage all Americans to get another COVID-19 booster shot this fall.
On Sunday, a White House official announced another Coronavirus booster to counter a new wave of the virus.
It is reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has had increasing infection reports and admissions to the hospital due to a new subvariant.
“We will be encouraging all Americans to get those boosters in addition to flu shots and RSV shots,” the official said.
The announcement comes days after the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) stated that they are tracking another variant of the virus.
This new variant is being referred to as “BA.2.86” and is being monitored by the WHO “due to the large number of mutations it carries.”
According to Moderna (MRNA.O), their initial data showed its updated COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the “Eris” and “Fornax” new sub variants.
It is reportedly expected for the new batch of boosters to become available in the next coming weeks for the fall vaccination season.
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