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US health leaders greenlight COVID-19 booster shots for “all Americans”

August 19, 2021


A joint statement on the need for booster shots was issued by Center for Disease Control director, Rochelle Walensky, Food and Drug Administration acting commissioner Janet Woodcock, US surgeon general Vivek Murthy, director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, and chief medical advisor to President Biden, Anthony Fauci.

“The COVID-19 vaccines authorised in the United States continue to be remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalisation, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant,” said the group.

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