COVID booster shots are coming soon. The Biden Administration is expected to announce in the coming days or weeks that most Americans can, and should, get a booster shot of the COVID vaccine eight months after becoming fully-vaccinated.
The plan is still being developed, but would mean that booster shots could start hitting communities by mid- to late-September.
Federal health officials have held off on making any formal statements about when vaccine boosters could be necessary.
Over the last several days, health experts have started to weigh-in on when immunocompromised people should get a COVID booster shot.
Here’s the catch, though: It’s unclear what specific guidance will look like for individual vaccine types.
Pfizer and Moderna are likely to be given first clearance for booster shots. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine may take longer to get approval. Federal health officials are waiting for more data to be returned on that one.