Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna may be authorized for a 3rd dose. Photo: Gilson Abreu / AEN

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday that the US government wanted to start administering the third dose of the covid-19 vaccine from September 20.

According to a joint statement released by the agency and leading medical experts advising the executive, the target would be people who received the second dose of the immunizing agent eight months before the scheduled date for the third.

Before starting this process, however, the additional dose of vaccines produced by the Pfizer and Moderna companies will need to be approved by the FDA, the US Food and Drug Regulatory Agency, as well as a committee of Centers for Disease researchers. Control of the United States. and Prevention.country (CDC).