Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Expected in September
Federal officials say they should be available to those seeking vaccination
The Biden administration is gearing up for a fall vaccination campaign that not only includes updated COVID-19 boosters, but the annual flu shot and the newly approved RSV vaccine.
"We're going to be encouraging Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccine in addition to their annual flu shot, as well as the immunizations for RSV for people who are over the age of 60 as well as for infants," one official said. Respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms but can also be serious, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
During a roughly 24-minute call on Thursday, four officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spoke to reporters on background to discuss the plans for the fall’s vaccine campaign.
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