Scientists challenge need for COVID boosters

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Even though the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has already announced a plan to roll out booster shots this fall, two outgoing Food and Drug Administration officials say the shots might not be necessary.

In a review published Monday in the Lancet Journal, Dr. Phillip Krause and Dr.
Marion Gruber of the FDA – along with other health experts – said that current evidence does not “appear to show a need for boosting in the general population, in which efficacy against severe disease remains high.”