The FDA has suggested that the COVID-19 vaccination be made annual
U.S. health authorities want to make COVID-19 vaccination similar to the annual flu shot.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a simplified approach to future vaccinations, allowing most adults and children to be vaccinated once a year to protect against the mutant virus.
This means that Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many vaccinations they have received or how many months have passed since their last revaccination.
The proposal came about when booster doses began to lose popularity. Although more than 80 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, only 16 percent of those eligible received the newest boosters approved in August.
The FDA will ask a panel of outside experts for their opinion at Thursday’s meeting. The agency is expected to take their advice into account when deciding future requirements for vaccine manufacturers.
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