Pfizer appears to be creating the fourth COVID-19 vaccine for new variants
Pfizer appears to be creating the fourth COVID-19 vaccine for new variants

Pfizer appears to be creating the fourth COVID-19 vaccine for new variants

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Pfizer seeks to create a fourth COVID-19 vaccine to combat any new variants of COVID as COVID restrictions continue to be lifted in Massachusetts.

Another COVID-19 booster shot may be on the way, with Pfizer reporting that its first booster protection will diminish after three to four months.

“I work in a hospital, so I had to get it done. But even if I did not, I would probably do it, ”said Morgan Welsits of Connecticut.

The CEO of Pfizer says they will submit data to the FDA, which says a fourth COVID-19 vaccine is needed that covers omicron and other variants.

Here in Massachusetts, about 78% of the state’s population is considered fully vaccinated …
39% have received their booster so far, but despite cases being in a downward direction and restrictions being lifted throughout the community, pandemic fatigue is on the rise. Some people 22News spoke to said between the new variants and other covid problems that they are tired.

“Plans have just been in the air because of the COVID fluctuations,” said Sam Crohn of Northampton.

“Everything has been unpredictable so far, so one day like ‘no virus!’ It could happen, but I do not think it will happen. I’m up in the air, but I tend not to have the summer of my life,” said Ruby Ferris from Northampton.

“I’m just a little over it all!” said Welsits.

If the FDA approves Pfizer’s fourth dose, the extra shot will go to people at highest risk for serious illness and death of Covid.

A reminder that the FDA has approved emergency use of booster shots for all 12 years and older.

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