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COVID-19 vaccine could become a routine shot

World Health Organization (WHO) warning, pandemic COVID-19 cannot be stopped, can be prolonged in the context that the virus causing the disease continues to change. To deal with the epidemic, currently vaccines are still the optimal choice.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to hold a meeting in early April to discuss the injection. vaccine against COVID-19 in the future, where the specific interval between booster injections will be discussed. The meeting will involve representatives from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health to work towards establishing a common framework for how to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Experts say that preventing COVID-19 by vaccination is still the optimal choice, especially when COVID-19 gradually becomes an endemic disease.

Dr. Archana Chatterjee, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, USA, said: “To keep the COVID-19 epidemic from getting out of control, people need to be vaccinated periodically, whether yearly, or every 2 years or 5 years. Experts will make appropriate recommendations when enough data is collected“.

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said: “I think for the majority of Americans, the COVID-19 vaccine will become an annual shot, at least for the foreseeable future.“.

Gottlieb also assessed that the COVID vaccine should even be given every 6 months if it is to be effective.

Many experts also said that the future COVID-19 vaccine may have a completely different formula than current vaccines. Several companies such as Pfizer and Moderna are developing vaccines that are effective against any variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the goal being a vaccine that is effective for at least a year. Meanwhile, Moderna and biotech company Novavax are working on a combination vaccine that can prevent colds and COVID-19.

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