More answers needed on U.S. FDA’s proposal for annual COVID shot: Bogoch – CTV

Jan. 24, 2023

There are still many unanswered questions involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent proposal for an annual COVID-19 shot, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch says.

“It’s clear that it’s unclear,” Bogoch said during an appearance on CTV’s Your Morning on Tuesday.

On Monday, the FDA proposed an annual COVID-19 shot as a more simplified approach to future vaccinations, meaning people would not have to track how many shots they’ve received or the amount of time that has passed since their booster.

The FDA says a combination of vaccinations, infections and those who have had both should be enough to move to an annual booster to fight the latest strains of COVID-19.

Bogoch said he believes the FDA is trying to balance a “pragmatic, simple approach with emerging and existing science.”

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