FDA approved Pfizer’s third shot for some

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- The US Food and Drug Administration says it will grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older as well as those in high risk of exposure jobs.

Just like myself, I received a booster I don’t do anything that I recommend to my patients. If you fall in the category for a third shot we advocate that.

Pulmonologist Doctor Michael Czarnecki says this third dose is meant to target those most at risk during a breakthrough case.

A high-risk employed person that is actively working with known positive Covid patients, you should get a third shot as well.

Dr. Czarnecki says the third dose will increase the vaccine’s efficacy and should be taken six months after the second dose.

There’s a tremendous difference in that third shot when exposed that gives the instruction to the immune system one more time and I tell them hey let’s make more but we can make it a lot faster because I already know what I’m exposed to but I really don’t like this thing and I’m gonna refine the process so the antibodies can now not just attack this variant but able to handle other variants as well.

He says it’s best to call it a third shot rather than a booster and it is the same vaccine as the previous two doses.

If you haven’t received any COVID vaccine, he stresses the importance of getting vaccinated.

Compassion is running thin for a lot of providers because we’re saying the same thing over and over again so we want to encourage everyone to get vaccinated see your quality of life is less impacted and you stay healthy.

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