Fauci warns of risks from single-dose strategy for Pfizer, Moderna vaccines | TheHill

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said in a new interview that Biden administration officials plan to stick with a two-dose approach for Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines as they work to inoculate Americans even though at least one other country has used a single-dose method.  “We’re telling people [two shots] is what you should do … and then we say, ‘Oops, we changed our mind’?” Fauci told The Washington Post on Monday. “I think that would be a messaging challenge, to say the least.” Fauci warned that adopting a strategy to administer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines with just a single dose in an effort to get more people vaccinated more quickly could render Americans too susceptible to infection and spark more doubts about the vaccines’ efficacy.

Source: Fauci warns of risks from single-dose strategy for Pfizer, Moderna vaccines | TheHill