FDA authorizes COVID vaccine boosters for all adults

Health November 19, 2021 News
FDA authorizes COVID vaccine boosters for all adults

From CBS News | Health by Alexander Tin

The Food and Drug Administration moved to expand its emergency authorization of Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults, the companies announced Friday, as health officials are clamoring to head off a potential new surge of cases this winter.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must also weigh in with its recommendations before third doses can officially be greenlighted under federal supply agreements governing use of the shots.

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