Huntsville Hospital's infectious disease expert, Dr. Ali Hassoun, says he believes coronavirus vaccines could be assigned to specific groups in the future.
Assigning COVID-19 Vaccines To Specific Groups
New at six -- huntsville hospital's infectious disease expert says he believes coronavirus vaccines could be assigned to specific groups in the future.
Waay 31's alex torres-perez learned more about what kind of changes we could expect.
Ll: as the fda authorizes more vaccines and supply continues to increase -- people across the country will soon have options as to what vaccine to get.
Dr. ali hassoun with huntsville hospital says it's possible those options could be limited to specific groups.
"the more available, as long as we make sure it's safe and it has efficacy, the much easier it will be for us to maneuver around and do things."
Infectious disease expert dr. ali hassoun says he believes vaccines could be assigned to certain groups in the future.
For example, pfizer to those who are older, moderna to people with pre-existing conditions and johnson and johnson to younger people.
"each vaccine has its own benefits."
The dose amount could also change.
For example, some groups may be asked to get 1 dose instead of 2.
Dr. hassoun compared it to the flu shot.
"you know with the elderly we say it's better to get 2 shots not one."
Of course, this is all just hypothetical for now.
But dr. hassoun says it could be a reality as soon as this fall.
"we'll have much more information.
More studies and data to be more specific."
Butt with "this is just changing as we go."
Reporting in hsv atp waay 31 news.
Doctor hassoun still urges people to get whichever vaccine is available to them first.
He says the only way to beat this pandemic and to return to normal... is to make sure as many people get vaccinated as possible to reach