Meanwhile, the FDA is considering booster vaccinations with the Moderna vaccine.
President Joe Biden is speaking at the White House on Thursday with comments on the ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination.
Addressing the country, the President noted the progress made in the vaccination of the population. At the same time, he pointed out the need for further efforts in this matter.
Referring to the problem of booster vaccination, the President noted that all vaccines approved by the government are suitable for it.
Biden stated that vaccination requirements should not become another problem.
The President stressed the inadmissibility of any misinformation on the issue of vaccination of the population.
Speaking about the vaccination of children, the head of the White House pointed to the role of schools and parents in this process.
The Biden administration is currently preparing a federal regulation on vaccination against COVID-19. More and more states and companies are making it mandatory to bring the end of the pandemic closer.
Meanwhile, the FDA is holding a meeting of external experts on Thursday, who are expected to vote on the need for repeated vaccinations with the Moderna vaccine. The Office usually follows the recommendations of experts but is not obliged to do so.
If the FDA approves booster shots with the Moderna vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give specific recommendations on who should do them.
During the meeting, information was presented from the Israeli authorities, who stated that booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine improve protection against the development of a severe form of the disease in people aged 40 years and older.
The presentation also notes that introducing a booster dose provides more effective protection against confirmed infection in persons aged 16 years and older.