Americans over 60 should get second booster shot of Coronavirus Vaccine, Dr. Ashish K. Jha, new This was stated by the White House coordinator for the response to Covid-19. on Sunday, referring to “pretty convincing” new data from Israel indicating that the fourth shot is significantly reduced infections and deaths among the elderly people there.
Dr. Jah’s comments, on “Fox News Sunday” came after the Food and Drug Administration on March 29 Authorized second booster shots of coronavirus vaccines Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for all 50 and over.
The FDA stated that move was an attempt to strengthen weakening immunity against severe illness like more contagious subvariant of Omicron known as BA.2 has become dominant version of virus in United States.
Asked the Americans should get second booster shot Dr. Jah who was named the Biden administration’s coordinator for the Covid-19 response. last month, indicated research from Israel, indicating that the fourth shot was strong protection, especially against serious illness, in people over 60.
“Data out of Israel is pretty convincing for people over 60,” he said. “When people understood second booster shot four months after their first booster, what we saw was a significant reduction, not just in infection, but in lethal outcomes. I think so people over 60 should get it.”
Israeli study did not provide data on efficiency of a second booster in people younger than 60 years old. Israel approves fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those who are 60 years of age or older, and for others are highlyrisk population, in January.
in a separate form on “This week with George Stephanopoulos, said Dr Jah, second booster shot for Americans between the ages of 50 and 59″ much closer call”. People in this age group should check with your doctor before taking second amplifier, he said.
“From 50 to 59, you are eligible,” he said, noting second booster depends on Human risk profile.
“But for i founded on data, 60 and above, I think it’s very reasonable,” he said. “This is what I recommended to my elderly parents and this is what I think people should make.”
Dr Jah said it remains to be seen whether BA.2 will cause more severe disease than earlier variants and sub-variants of virus. Things are ticking up but hospitalizations are at their lowest of pandemic,” he said. on “Meeting with the press”.
” good news our vaccines keep up Very well against BA.2, against all of Omicron options, especially if you’ve been buffed,” he said. “So key here you should have the first two shots and you should have a booster. That’s what really protects people in this moment.”