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8/5/2021, 7:06 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US working on providing booster shots to weakened population

White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday that the government is working on authorizing a third COVID-19 vaccine shot for immunosuppressed populations in the United States.

"It is extremely important for us to move to get those individuals their boosters, and we are now working on that and we will make that be implemented as quickly as possible... It is a very high priority," Dr. Fauci stressed.

These populations count for only around 2.7% of adult people in the US, however, they represent roughly 44% of hospitalized COVID-19 cases despite being fully inoculated. According to studies cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, booster shots could help those with weakened immune systems increase resistance to the coronavirus.

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