A professor at the University of California, Irvine, namely Mark Warschauer, was seen quite happy and excited concerning the news of Covid-19 vaccines getting authorized and was seen contempt on getting entitled to receiving the first dose of the vaccine. He was also the first person to get the booster shots too.
He stated to CNN that they were very worried regarding the situation of coronavirus, and he told that as he had passed sixty-seven years of age, he knew that there was a risk that surrounded him of being hospitalized due to Covid-19 or even death, and thus he wished to get the vaccination immunity from the coronavirus as soon as possible. Many people like Warschauer have become part of a trend.
According To CDC, Booster Rate Have Overtaken The First Dose
The number of people who are receiving booster doses of Covid-19 each day is increasing and they have become more than the number of people who are getting their first shot or getting completely vaccinated per day, according to the data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the data from CDC, booster doses of Covid-19 have been given to more than six million Americans who have been fully vaccinated.
Each day, around 390,444 Americans are getting a booster dose of the coronavirus, whereas the number of people who are receiving their first shot of the vaccine is 288,105, and the number of people who are fully completing their series of vaccinations each day is 276,539.
The CDC recommends getting a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to only the people who are above the age of sixty-five, people who have health issues that can put them under a major risk of a disease if they somehow contract the virus, or to the people who are living in potential danger zones or those who have a higher risk of contracting the virus when at work.
Currently, as of now, only those people are eligible to receive a booster dose if they have completed their Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccination series.
There are also cases where some people are immune-compromised, and thus they are given the authorization for a third dose. Even after that, it is not considered as a booster as there are chances that the person did not react to the first two doses of the vaccine that were injected into him.
Although the Biden administration is laying more emphasis on getting booster jabs after completing the full vaccination series of Covid-19, the rates of Americans receiving booster shots per day have overtaken the rates of Americans getting their initial series of shots since October 1.
Jeff Zients, who is the Response Coordinator in the White House, said on Wednesday in a team briefing about Covid-19 in the White House that their top priority is concerned with providing vaccination to people who have not yet received their doses.
According to the statistical data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around sixty-four percent of the booster doses that have been given till now, are administered to people who are the age of sixty-five or older, and approximately nine percent of the people that are above the age of sixty-five and are fully vaccinated, have gotten the booster dose.