The decision is partly due to the risk of the Delta variant, Moderna explained.
Moderna has revealed that people who have received two doses of its vaccine are "likely" to need to get a third booster dose in the fall.
In a report released on August 5, the manufacturer said that it believes that more vaccinated people will get infected as the season changes, thanks in part to the Delta variant, more indoor gatherings and fatigue with personal preventive measures like wearing a mask.
As a result, Moderna said a third booster dose of its vaccine "is likely to be necessary this fall, particularly in the face of Delta" and will probably have to be administered before winter.
In April 2021, the CEO of Pfizer said that a third dose would likely be needed "somewhere between six and 12 months" of getting fully vaccinated, and there could be a need for yearly boosters beyond that.
Just a day before Moderna revealed when people are likely to need a third dose of its vaccine, the World Health Organization asked countries to hold off on administering booster doses until at least the end of September.
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