FDA advisory panel votes against boosters for all

Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA Advisory Panel on vaccine boosters met. Boosters recommended only for 65+ or at high risk.

Where: USA

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An FDA advisory panel has recommended Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for people 65 and over and people at high risk for Covid-19.

The advisory committee voted 16-3 against recommending boosters for everyone aged 16 and over.

The FDA is not obligated to follow the recommendation of its advisory panel, but it does so normally – Its decision is expected to be made in a few days.

The Biden administration had planned to make booster shots available by September 20th.

The White House had tweeted in August, “The CDC recommends a booster shot for fully vaccinated adults, 8 months after their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Like the vaccine, booster shots will be free and easily accessible. “-Dr. Fauci

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