Dr. Peter Hotez: "The Two mRNA Vaccines Were Always Going To Be Three-Dose, And It Should Have Been Described As Such" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Dr. Peter Hotez: "The Two mRNA Vaccines Were Always Going To Be Three-Dose, And It Should Have Been Described As Such"

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Dr. Peter Hotez told MSNBC not to allow previous "poor messaging" about vaccines to let you think current vaccine guidelines aren't correct on Monday morning. Hotez, the Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, said experts knew all along that the mRNA vaccines would require a third dose.

"Once you get that third immunization, you're going to have long-lasting durable protection," he said.


MSNBC HOST: Dr. Hotez, there's an idea out there now for folks vaccine-hesitant, now with the addition of boosters saying, look, vaccines don't work, why should I go ahead and get a vaccine if you're now asking folks to get a booster?

DR. PETER HOTEZ: Well, part of it is the poor messaging around the vaccines. The two mRNA vaccines were always going to be three-dose vaccines. And it should have been described as such.

And once you get that third immunization, you're going to have long-lasting durable protection. By giving the first two doses together, yes, you got design incline in immunity and with the third immunization, that's going to do it. And I approve. And the proof is we've lost 1 100,000 americans over the summer, almost all of those were unvaccinated. These vaccines will completely save your lives and restore your protection once you get the third immunization.
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