The FDA has ruled that transplant recipients and other immunocompromised patients, can now received a third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccination. The offer for three vaccines only extends to ‘high-risk patients’, not yet the general public.
This is “an important step in ensuring everyone, including those most vulnerable to COVID-19, can get as much protection as possible from COVID-19 vaccination,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated, after signing off on the new recommendation.
“The country has entered yet another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the FDA is especially cognizant that immunocompromised people are particularly at risk for severe disease. After a thorough review of the available data, the FDA determined that this small, vulnerable group may benefit from a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Vaccines,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “Today’s action allows doctors to boost immunity in certain immunocompromised individuals who need extra protection from COVID-19. As we’ve previously stated, other individuals who are fully vaccinated are adequately protected and do not need an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine at this time. The FDA is actively engaged in a science-based, rigorous process with our federal partners to consider whether an additional dose may be needed in the future.”
Dr. Fauci made a similar statement earlier this week, saying “We believe sooner or later you will need a booster for durability of protection”. What better way to find out, than with ‘high risk patients’?
“No patients developed critical side effects which required hospitalization,” the 74 page presentation reads. “Symptoms reported were consistent with previous doses and the intensity of the symptoms was mostly mild or moderate.”
A second 12-page presentation explains the CDC’s method to integrate third coronavirus vaccines into the human population, which will begin with immunocompromised people.
Dr. David Boulware—an infectious disease doctor at the University of Minnesota—agrees “If it is left up to the honor system, I think many Americans will suddenly wake up and find themselves immunocompromised enough to get a 3rd dose,”. Scarcity and limitations produce demand.
Should Americans check with their physicians? According to the CDC, you should avoid asking medical professionals. The CDC suggests taking it upon yourself to get a third dose. Dr. Kathleen Dooling, a member of the CDC advisory panel, stated “We are not recommending that either prescriptions or a physician sign-off be necessary for individuals to receive an additional dose of mRNA if they’re immunocompromised,”
“The EUA amendments for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine were issued to Pfizer Inc. and ModernaTX Inc., respectively.”
This is setting the stage for the roll out of America’s booster vaccines. With delta variant in full swing, three vaccines will quickly become the standard. Have mandatory vaccines become the modern incarnation of federal revenue?