Do I Really Need a 4th COVID-19 Shot? Doctors Weigh In

Whether you were vaxxed once against COVID-19 (77% of Americans), double-vaxxed (65%), or double-vaxxed and boosted (29%), chances are you're fed up with being poked and prodded.

With the recent news of a potential 4th vaccine on the horizon, you may be wondering if you need yet another shot. 

On March 15th, Pfizer requested emergency use authorization (EUA) to the FDA to make a second booster shot mRNA vaccine against COVID available to adults over the age of 65.

Two days later, Moderna submitted a more expansive request for their mRNA vaccine, including all adults over the age of 18.

To date, neither Pfizer's nor Moderna's request for a second booster EUA has been approved. But if and when it becomes available, is a 4th vaccine really necessary?

Will COVID vaccines become an annual immunization like the flu shot? We asked doctors to weigh in.

Do I Need a Second Booster?

At this time, a second booster is not available in the United States.

However, The New York Times recently reported that the Biden administration is planning to make one available to adults over 50 who want one.

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