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What's Next for COVID-19 Vaccines?

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What's Next for COVID-19 Vaccines?

What's Next for COVID-19 Vaccines?

What's Next for , COVID-19 Vaccines?.

NPR reports most vaccinated Americans will soon be up for another round of coronavirus shots.

Experts say as autumn approaches, immunity could be waning among the population of the United States.

That's when we'll probably have a fair amount of waning immunity in combination with likely further evolution of the virus, along with people going back inside.

, Dr. Peter Marks, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, via NPR.

Experts say the federal government must begin planning what next steps will be appropriate in protecting citizens against another pandemic wave.

We could basically wait until another wave comes along and then try to make another vaccine and try to deal with it ... , Dr. Peter Marks, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, via NPR.

... but I think we know that doesn't work, because we can't manufacture and deploy vaccines fast enough.

, Dr. Peter Marks, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, via NPR.

According to NPR, FDA officials are convening on April 6 to discuss the next possible round of booster shots.

The FDA has already authorized a second booster shot for Americans 50 and older.

The BA.2 subvariant of Omicron has exploded in other countries around the world and is now the dominant strain in the United States as well.

If new variants are to emerge, experts say the same old vaccine may not be able to quell any new surges.

By this fall, we may be on to a new variant ... There may be something new that may be circulating .., Dr. Peter Marks, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, via NPR.

We're going to have to make a good guess at what may be most effective.

, Dr. Peter Marks, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, via NPR


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