Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to be offered to Americans beginning September 20, health officials say

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Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to be offered to Americans beginning September 20, health officials say

From CNN | Health by Jacqueline Howard, CNN

US health officials and medical experts announced in a joint statement on Wednesday that booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be offered this fall, subject to authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration and sign off from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We are prepared to offer booster shots for all Americans beginning the week of September 20 and starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose,” US health officials, including CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock, said in the statement.

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