Why The Biden Administration’s Recommendation on Booster Shots Is a Mistake

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Sturm College of Law


COVID, Booster shots, Biden, Vaccination, Pfizer


The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it will start offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots next month, recommending that Americans who received their original doses from Pfizer or Moderna to seek a booster eight months after their initial shot.

This decision is a mistake. Not only does it risk depriving millions throughout the world of the vaccine, but there also is no evidence that additional shots meaningfully reduce death or hospitalization from covid-19 for healthy Americans. Far better would be to wait for solid trial data on booster shots.

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