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Fauci: Yearly COVID booster shot is possibility

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool) Photo: AP. Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

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Created: January 14, 2022 06:03 AM

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (WHEC) — According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, you shouldn't rule out the possibility of a yearly COVID booster.

The idea has been tossed around recently, especially with the current booster shot having been released not even a year after the first two COVID doses were approved in December 2020.

Fauci says people might need to get a booster shot for COVID every year or two, but the biggest question would be about what variant the vaccine would target.

Fauci also says the best possibility would be a vaccine that protects against all possible variants and other types of coronaviruses.


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