FDA Officials to Discuss Need for Yearly Covid-19 Vaccines

According to officials with the FDA, the United States may need to update it’s Coronavirus vaccines each year and a ‘new normal’ may include an annual Covid-19 vaccine along with a seasonal flu shot. Officials could make a decision on the composition of Covid-19 vaccines for the fall and winter as well as what the vaccination plans might be as soon as next month. By the summer ‘decisions will need to be made’ on who should be eligible for additional shots in the fall. Last week, the FDA announced plans to gather it’s Vaccines and Related Biological Product Advisory Committee on June 28th to discuss whether the composition of the current vaccine should be modified and if so, what updates would be selected.