U.S. Officials Say Fully Vaccinated Don’t Need Booster

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
President Joe Biden listens to Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla during a visit to Britain in June. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

U.S. health officials, after meeting with vaccine maker Pfizer, reiterated on Monday that Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need to get a booster shot, a spokesperson for the Health and Human Services Department said.

Pfizer said last week it planned to ask U.S. regulators to authorize a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, based on evidence of greater risk of infection six months after inoculation and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.