This had been a recent development where the National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins is fully going on to the public. Now he is advising all fully vaccinated Americans to get their Covid booster. He is asking them to do so out of the current situation and the needs that come with it.
He has asked them to get the shots very positively to prevent breakthrough cases over the holidays. Holidays are a time that can cause the number of infected people to go up very high since people seem to forget about this contagious disease in the spirit of the holiday season.
Well, not all people but most of them, and that is enough to cause more harm than any good. He had also gone ahead to cite data from Israel to make people aware and show them that the studies in Israel found that the effectiveness of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is going down against the delta variant of the coronavirus. This is a very serious problem that can only be solved because of the booster shots.
“While the Delta variant surely has played a role in the resurgence of COVID-19 in recent months, these findings suggest that waning immunity also is an important factor,” Collins wrote in a blog post on the NIH’s website.
Therefore it is imperative that people should get their booster shots and not just the first two vaccines. That would be incredibly stupid if you went through the trouble of getting the first two vaccines, but then you decided that you are not getting the booster shot.
Even the Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla, said in a statement that it is true that the effectiveness of the company’s Covid vaccine fell to roughly 84% after around four to six months after getting the second dose. So the booster shots are really important to get.