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The Latest: Dr. Fauci: Booster shots may depend on variants

Anthony Fauci
Posted at 8:24 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 08:26:03-04

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says vaccinated Americans would “not necessarily” need to get booster shots this fall for further protection from COVID-19.

Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told CBS “This Morning” on Friday that scientists would be tracking data on the virus and possible variants. He says it was still “possible” an additional shot would be needed later this year to ward off possible infection.

Fauci also urged Americans to continue to follow CDC guidelines.

He stressed those who haven't been fully vaccinated still need to wear masks even if they are largely spending time with people who have been inoculated.

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