US officials: No need for 3rd vaccine dose

Officials meet with Pfizer representatives, conclude no need for fully vaccinated citizens to get another jab at this time.

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US officials who met with top executives at Pfizer stated Monday that there is no need for people who have received two doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to receive a third dose.

"At this time, fully vaccinated Americans do not need a booster shot," the Department of Health and Human Sciences said in a statement.

Pfizer released a statement calling the meeting 'productive."

"Both Pfizer and the U.S. government share a sense of urgency in staying ahead of the virus that causes COVID-19, and we also agree that the scientific data will dictate next steps in the rigorous regulatory process that we always follow," Pfizer said.

The company presented data showing that a third dose could boost the body's immune response five-to-ten times.

The possibility that a third vaccine dose could be needed even for people who have been fully vaccinated has been raised in light of the spread of the Delta Variant, a mutation of the coronavirus that is even more contagious and has infected larger numbers of vaccinated people.