CDC panel, FDA OKs Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for all US adults

CDC panel, FDA OKs Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for all US adults


A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel on Friday unanimously approved recommending booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for all adults.

The CDC panel said anyone 18 or above can get a third shot, while recommending that Americans over the age of 50 should get one. A final decision by the agency is expected later Friday.

Earlier in the day, the Food and Drug Administration approved requests by Moderna and Pfizer to get booster shots into the arms of all adults nationwide.

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The vaccine manufacturers announced the approvals on their websites early Friday — less than a week before Thanksgiving and ahead of increased travel and colder weather that will send millions of Americans into closer quarters.

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