‘We could turn this around’: Dr. Fauci encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as cases climb

Health officials say about 80 million Americans who can get the COVID-19 vaccine still haven't, and Dr. Anthony Fauci says getting everyone the shot is key to ending the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2021, 9:41 AM

Updated 958 days ago

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Health officials say about 80 million Americans who can get the COVID-19 vaccine still haven't, and Dr. Anthony Fauci says getting everyone the shot is key to ending the pandemic.
"We could turn this around and we could do it efficiently and quickly if we just get those people vaccinated,” says Dr. Fauci. “That's why it's so important now in this crisis that we're in, that people put aside any ideological, political or other differences and just get vaccinated. We'll make the vaccinations as easy and convenient for people. We want them to come forward for themselves, for their own health, for those of their family as well as for the community."
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Dr. Fauci is also encouraging everyone to get booster shots.
He says people will probably need to wait eight months after being fully vaccinated, but they are still reviewing data.
President Joe Biden said Friday the White House is considering allowing booster shots earlier, as soon as five months after the second dose.


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