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A health expert says Covid-19 will be around forever and people should "get used to" taking endless booster vaccines per year.
Australian health chief Dr. Kerry Chant said booster vaccines will be forever because the coronavirus will mutate very year just like the flu.
"We need to get used to being vaccinated with COVID vaccines for the future," she said. "I can't see COVID is not going to be with us forever."
"As a public health doctor we always want to have diseases go, um, get totally eliminated, but that is not on the horizon in the near future. Booster doses and repeat doses will be part of it...
"I can assure you that the commonwealth government has purchased large quantities of vaccine into 2022 and this will be a regular cycle of vaccination and revaccination as we learn more about when immunity wanes."
Dr. Chant also claimed that natural immunity is not as effective as immunity conferred by the vaccines.
Australia has imposed the most restrictive covid-19 guidelines in the world via lockdowns for the unvaccinated and fines of up to $11,000.
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Americans who received 2 doses of Covid-19 messenger RNA vaccines are no longer "fully vaccinated," according to new guidance from the CDC.
The CDC announced Wednesday, Aug. 18, that a third dose of the experimental mRNA vaccine will be available for immunosuppressed individuals starting the week of September 20.
The third dose, called "booster" shots, are necessary, according to the CDC, because data submitted by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shows the vaccine's effectiveness wears off after 6-8 months.
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A reporter asked at a video press conference on Wednesday, "What will it mean to be fully vaccinated once people are eligible for boosters? Will it be two shots or three shots?"
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy responded:
"Our recommendation, down the line, again pending the advice and the review of the FDA..., is that we believe that that third dose will ultimately be needed to provide the fullest and continual extent of protection that we think people will need for the virus."
Prior to Wednesday, the definition of "fully vaccinated" meant two doses of mRNA vaccine or one shot of the J&J "dead virus" vaccine.
The booster shots will be available for immunocompromised individuals first in mid-September. Then it will become available to health care workers, nursing home residents and the elderly who got the first 2 doses.
The general population who received the first 2 doses will be eligible to receive the third booster shot in late September or early October, pending full approval by the FDA.
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The Biden Administration is recommending Covid-19 mRNA booster shots for all Americans eight months after they are fully vaccinated.
The recommendation will apply to those who received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA injections, not the one-shot J&J "dead virus" vaccine.
Pfizer and Moderna claim the antibodies "wear off" 3-6 months after receiving their mRNA vaccines. Some Americans will require three or more mRNA injections per year.
The healthy human immune system stimulates antibodies that last a lifetime.
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Health officials plan to announce the booster recommendations later this week and begin administering the booster shots in mid-September after full FDA approval.
Among the first recipients of the booster shots will be nurses, doctors and other front-line workers, nursing home residents and the elderly.
Last week, the FDA approved mRNA booster shots for immunosuppressed individuals, including organ transplant recipients and HIV/AIDS patients.
People who are at high-risk for contracting the SARS-Cov-2 virus include those with preexisting conditions, such as cardiac and respiratory problems, cancer, HIV/AIDS, smokers and people with weak immune systems.
The SARS-Cov-2 (Covid-19) virus causes flu-like symptoms, such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, headache and sore throat.
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