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Americans support vaccine mandates for office work and schools, poll shows - The Washington Post

Americans support vaccine mandates for office work and schools, poll shows - The Washington Post

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A syringe is prepared with a coronavirus vaccine at a mobile clinic in Santa Ana, Calif., on Aug. 26. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

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Fully vaccinated people in the general public don’t need coronavirus booster shots at this time, an international group of scientists says in a paper published Monday in the Lancet.

The expert review, based on a summary of evidence to date on how well vaccines prevent infection and severe covid-19, comes as the FDA is reviewing evidence for booster doses. The Biden administration has said most Americans would need a booster dose eight months after their first shots, though some experts have challenged the need for additional shots at this time.

The review’s authors, which include two departing Food and Drug Administration officials, say the benefits of the first shots are clear, noting available vaccines are safe, effective and save lives. They acknowledge booster shots may be needed down the line, if future evidence supports them. But they write “there could be risks if boosters are widely introduced too soon, or too frequently.”

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