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FDA Panel Says Booster Shots Should Be Offered to People 65+ and High-Risk Patients

HeadlineSep 20, 2021

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older and those who are at high risk of developing severe infections. The recommendation is more limited than President Biden’s previously announced plan to offer boosters to anyone who had already received two shots. Meanwhile, Pfizer announced their COVID vaccine is safe for children aged 5 to 11 and generates a strong immune response. The company hopes to receive emergency use authorization soon.

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