Sen. Marshall: The Administration Must Focus on Natural Immunity and Booster Shots for Seniors
(Washington, D.C., September 22, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. recently appeared on FOX Business to discuss the importance of taking into account COVID-19 natural immunity and the Biden Administration prioritizing booster shots for seniors. Senator Marshall said in part,
“…So the booster vaccine would be very helpful, these antibody treatments are very helpful. This Administration has never talked about natural immunity. They have never talked about building up your own immunity… Right now the White House should be focusing on getting those booster shots for seniors and driving down the mortality.”
You may click HERE or on the image below to watch Senator Marshall’s interview.
Senator Marshall recentlywrote an opinion piece for Kansas seniors highlighting the importance and science behind prioritizing them when it comes to COVID-19 booster shots. In part Senator Marshall said,
“Seniors: talk to your doctor or pharmacist about getting your COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible. With the Delta variant threatening efforts to return to normalcy and preliminary data suggesting COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness may decline after completing your initial shots, the focus on boosters has intensified, and I’ve been fighting to get seniors their COVID-19 booster shots for months… we can’t wait one more day to increase our seniors’ immunity to this horrible virus.”
Click HERE to read the op-ed in its entirety.
Senator Marshall also applauded the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee unanimously approving COVID-19 booster shots for seniors and those at high risk. The announcement by the FDA followed a letter sent by Senator Marshall to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, urging them to prioritize research on the effectiveness of booster shots for vulnerable patients as well as a letter to President Biden calling on him to make all seniors eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots immediately.