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Fauci Open to Covid-19 Booster Shots Sooner Than Eight Months

Aug. 29, 2021, 4:18 PM

Anthony Fauci said the door is open to administering booster shots in the U.S. sooner than eight months after a completed Covid-19 vaccination, a possibility President Joe Biden has raised.

“We’re still planning on eight months. That was the calculation we made,” Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. However, “we’re totally open to any variation in that based on the data,” he added.

Fauci also said he favors requiring shots for schoolchildren as “a good idea” for the U.S., where only people 12 years and older are eligible for vaccination.

“This is ...