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Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 30, 2021 11:21AM
Both Moderna and Pfizer are saying their vaccines will require boosters in the fall and are ramping up production to be ready.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people who’ve gotten both doses would likely need a third shot within 12 months and might need an annual shot thereafter.

"There are vaccines ... like polio that one dose is enough, and there are vaccines like flu that you need every year," Bourla said, "The COVID virus looks more like the influenza virus than the polio virus."

Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel made similar comments to Business Insider this week.

[www.webmd.com]


Hopefully the side effects to the inoculation will mellow out.



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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: samintx
Date: April 30, 2021 11:29AM
Hope Flu and Covid boosters in one shot.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 30, 2021 11:43AM
Duh.

Of course they will say this, they want to make annual shots, too - great for their investors!
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: hal
Date: April 30, 2021 12:29PM
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sekker
Duh.

Of course they will say this, they want to make annual shots, too - great for their investors!

or maybe it's the truth
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 30, 2021 12:34PM
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Duh.

Of course they will say this, they want to make annual shots, too - great for their investors!

or maybe it's the truth

OR maybe Republican Scientistz were right all along and that this is no worse than the flu and Now We Has The Prooof.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 30, 2021 12:36PM
While I haven’t always gotten flu shots in the past, I will get the boosters for Covid, if they tell me I need to.
I would suspect it will be necessary, because of new mutations.





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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 30, 2021 12:44PM
This is the same information from our earlier thread. As the linked article says, too soon to know.

[forums.macresource.com]
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: p8712
Date: April 30, 2021 02:32PM
I will need a third shot by January. At least getting a booster should not be difficult at this point.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 30, 2021 02:40PM
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p8712
I will need a third shot by January. At least getting a booster should not be difficult at this point.

How do you know?
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 30, 2021 02:51PM
That's OK.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: April 30, 2021 03:06PM
I don’t relish the thought. I might have to disconnect my router with subsequent shots.
My recent second Moderna had multiple side effects, including leading me to post a number of particularly angry comments on forums.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 30, 2021 03:22PM
I expect that as well.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 30, 2021 03:34PM
.....Booster.......gold....??



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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 30, 2021 09:32PM
Yuck! Wife and I both had Covid and recovered from it, then later had Moderna #1 and #2.

Still getting over #2, two days later. Like a mini-Covid. Aches, chills, even breathing harder. Worse than any flu shot I’ve ever had.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Don C
Date: April 30, 2021 09:50PM
Sorry for the folks like pdq who have side effects.

Two Phizer shots were totally uneventful for us. Step-daughter, who had Covid in March (and has continuing issues) had a few hours of discomfort from her second shot.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: bfd
Date: April 30, 2021 10:44PM
The variability of reactions to these vaccines is amazing…
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: p8712
Date: May 01, 2021 12:31AM
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p8712
I will need a third shot by January. At least getting a booster should not be difficult at this point.

How do you know?

That would be the one year mark for my vaccination.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 01, 2021 05:50AM
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I will need a third shot by January. At least getting a booster should not be difficult at this point.

How do you know?

That would be the one year mark for my vaccination.

Right but there is no evidence to date that effectiveness of the original vaccine wears off, or that COVID-19 will circle the globe in some new form each year like influenza does. We just do not know yet.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 01, 2021 12:22PM
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p8712
I will need a third shot by January. At least getting a booster should not be difficult at this point.

How do you know?

That would be the one year mark for my vaccination.

Right but there is no evidence to date that effectiveness of the original vaccine wears off, or that COVID-19 will circle the globe in some new form each year like influenza does. We just do not know yet.

We do.

Current estimates range from 6 months to 3 years of protection from the mRNA vaccines with most estimates that I see ranging from 6 to 9 months.

We have an idea now about how rapidly the virus mutates and how many of these mutations help the virus to escape our immune system's vaccine-trained responses. We have increasingly-greater knowledge of waning antibody and white blood cell responses to the virus/variants. We can make increasingly-better estimates from the breakthrough rates and reinfection rates. We're not at the point where we have one vaccine that covers all of the variants.

Both CDC physicians and vaccine-makers are talking up boosters. (Fauci was talking about boosters back in November.) Follow their lead in this.



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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 01, 2021 06:15PM
I'll add to the list of folks who believe that we just don't know. For the simple fact that projections are not always accurate.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 02, 2021 07:42AM
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I'll add to the list of folks who believe that we just don't know. For the simple fact that projections are not always accurate.

And the context of variants is also unknowable at this time, which is the source of my cynicism.

I’m happy to get a booster. But any specifics at this time are people selling something.
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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 02, 2021 08:36AM
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And the context of variants is also unknowable at this time, which is the source of my cynicism.

Here ya go.
[en.wikipedia.org]



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Re: Moderna & Pfizer vaccines will require boosters
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 02, 2021 09:55AM
....Booster = Gold (for pharma).......



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