The FDA Advisory Committee endorsed boosters of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for certain groups on Thursday.
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Today, an outside FDA panel of advisers will vote on whether Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 booster should receive emergency use authorization. It comes on the heels of the panel's Thursday decision to recommend the Moderna booster shot for seniors and high risk Americans.
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U.S. health advisors are now endorsing booster shots for many Americans who received the Moderna vaccine.
The FDA Advisory Committee is meeting on Thursday to consider Moderna’s request for emergency use authorization for its booster shot. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/coronavirus/fda-to-consider-moderna-covid-19-booster-shots-at-thursdays-advisory-committee-meeting
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Health experts and officials have battled over the idea of authorizing booster vaccine doses, as data has shown that vaccine protection against infection has waned over the last few months, thoguh most people remain heavily protected against severe COVID. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted in late September to authorize an additional dose of the Pfizer shot for certain high-risk groups who had gotten their second dose at lea
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The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel endorsed a half-dose booster shot for Moderna vaccine recipients who are 65 and older, adults considered to be at high risk of severe COVID-19 infections, or those working or living in situations that put them at greater risk of contracting the virus.
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