A CDC Panel Backs Booster Shots For Older Adults, A Step Toward Making Them Available

Posted by on September 23, 2021 4:40 pm
Categories: US National Stories

A CDC advisory panel recommended an extra Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.

The advisory committee’s recommendation expands on the FDA’s authorization of Pfizer vaccine boosters for people 65 and up. Both regulatory moves will inform the U.S. plan to dispense extra doses.

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