Officials are looking into the possibility of giving only one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who had already been infected with the virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said today.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that data from administering a single shot to virus survivors is “really quite impressive.”
“The boost that you get with that single dose is really enormous,” Fauci says.
Still, at this point, the United States is sticking with two-dose COVID-19 vaccine schedule, though study suggests one shot provides good short-term protection.
Dr. Yael Vidal at Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach is monitoring closely any developments in this particular topic. Residents of the area, who seek a concierge doctor in Jupiter, often call the office to inquire regarding Covid-19 vaccines, tests, and medicaments; therefore, obtaining new information and keeping up-to-date is an important role of a physician in the community, particularly for a Board Certified internist operating as a medical concierge doctor in Juno Beach.
Additional research is still required in order to determine whether one shot or two shots are best, for people who were already infected in the past with Covid-19 and seek immunization.