We had been led to believe that the new Covid 19 vaccine would be available in late September. Apparently, that is correct.
However, we don’t know anything new as far as who should receive it.
New COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Available By End Of September
CBS News (8/9, Tin) reports, “The first new COVID-19 vaccines updated for this fall season are now expected to be available by the end of September, once both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sign off on the new shots.” These “new shots are designed to target the XBB variants – strains of the virus descended from the original Omicron variant – which are now the most common form in circulation.” The makers of the new shots, “Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax, are expected to offer the revised shots for this fall, which virtually all children and adults will be eligible for.” Rollout of vaccines “will also mark three major shifts in the U.S. response to the virus: the end of government-bought vaccine supplies, a simplification of who is eligible to get shots and a significant change to the recipe used in the vaccines.”