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Dr. Fauci: September 20th Still The Goal For Booster Shot Rollout

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FILE - Dr. Anthony Fauci (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

Dr. Anthony Fauci [[ FOW-chee ]] says the plan is still to roll out the COVID-19 booster by the September 20th deadline.  Speaking on CBS’ Face the Nation, the White House chief medical adviser said he doesn’t expect any delay.  But he added, if there is, it would only be a one to two week extension past the deadline.  Fauci said research is being done to see if a person who received the Moderna vaccine can get the Pfizer booster shot because of availability.  He added the plan right now is to give people the same brand of vaccine when it’s time for the booster.

Dr. Fauci said there is still no evidence the Delta variant hits children harder than the other versions of the virus.  He concluded the vaccine is testing well against any variant and he’s confident the booster will only increase that protection.

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