Dr. Fauci over the weekend said it is “entirely conceivable” that Americans will need a yearly Covid booster shot.
“When do we phase out the term booster and transition to a yearly shot, much like a flu. Is that a possibility or a reality?” Pix11 reporter Dan Mannarino asked Fauci.
“We should really be, and ultimately be talking more about keeping your vaccinations up to date,” Fauci said. “That might merge into a yearly boost….it’s entirely conceivable…We know that immunity wanes over time. We know that you need to be boosted to be protected.”
Fauci continued, “So depending upon what this virus does, there is certainly a reasonably good chance that we will have the same sort of situation that we have with influenza, where every year you have to re-boost people to keep that protection up.”