The US has made preparations for a booster dose in view of the increasing outbreak of alpha and delta forms of the virus in the country. For this, it has been decided to buy 20 crore doses of Modern Vaccine.
America feels that if the epidemic period continues like this, then people who have been vaccinated may need a booster dose. America has tied up with the pharma company Moderna keeping in mind the matter of vaccinating children below the age of 12 years. The government believes that if the FDA approves the vaccine for children under the age of 12, then only this consignment will be used.
Till now, a total of 50 crore doses have been agreed upon.
On Wednesday, after a deal with the US government, Moderna said it expects to deliver 110 million doses of the vaccine in the last quarter of this year. The rest of the dose will be given in the first quarter of the year 2022. So far, the US government has signed a total of 500 million doses from Moderna.
experts are skeptical
Even though the government is preparing for the booster dose, but experts still remain skeptical about the booster dose. He says that the situation is not clear on when the booster dose will be needed and whether it is necessary.