Will We Need COVID Booster Shots?

Will We Need COVID Booster Shots?

Now that the vaccination campaign in the U.S. is well underway – albeit with a significant slowdown in recent weeks, though the clearing of Pfizer’s vaccine for early adolescents is hoped to reverse that – new questions have understandably begun to be asked. These are new vaccines; this is their first wide public deployment: how long does the protection they confer last and will we need boosters? For our new episode we spoke with Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease expert and professor of medicine at UCSF, about her views on the longer-term implications of these issues.