CDC Backs FDA On Boosters For Those Over 65, At Risk

CNN reports:

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed giving booster doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to people 65 and older long-term care facility residents, and certain people with underlying conditions.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously on the question: “A single Pfizer/BioNtech covid 19 vaccine booster is recommended for persons aged 65 years or older and long term care facility residents, at least six months after the primary series under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.”

Late on Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized giving boosters to people 65 and older and those at higher risk of severe disease and death, as well as people such as healthcare workers at higher risk of breakthrough infections because of their work.

Read the full article.