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Posted by on September 17, 2021 12:49 pm
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The Guardian’s Jessica Glenza and Eric Berger report:

Scientific advisers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will debate the safety and efficacy of recommending a booster shot for fully vaccinated Americans who received the Pfizer vaccine.

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Dr Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general, noted the final recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on booster shots will come next week, after the agency’s vaccine advisory panel meets to discuss the proposal.

“This process is consistent with what we outlined in August, where our goals were to stay ahead of the virus, to lay out an initial plan based on our clinical judgement and to ultimately ensure that the final plan would be based on the independent assessment and recommendations of the FDA and CDC,” Murthy said.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says a CDC advisory committee will meet next week to discuss booster shots, “after which the CDC will make their final recommendation.” He says the plans for distributing the shots will be “ready to go”

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