FDA advisory panel recommends Pfizer booster shots for people 65 and older

On Friday, an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration voted in favor of recommending COVID-19 booster shots for people 65 and older and individuals with risk of severe illness from the coronavirus who have already received their first two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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- OK. That was pretty quick, it looks like all of the votes are in. So we can close the poll and we do have a unanimous 18 out of 18 who voted Yes for this question. And I will read the votes aloud for the record. Dr. Cohn, Yes. Dr. Portnoy, Yes. Dr. Lee, Yes. Dr. McInnis, Yes. Dr. Perlman, Yes. Dr. Gans, Yes. Dr. Meissner, Yes. Dr. Chatterjee, Yes. Dr. Hildreth, Yes. Dr. Wharton, Yes. Dr. Fuller, Yes. Dr. Khairallah, Yes. Dr. Levy, Yes. Dr. Offit, Yes. Dr. Rubin, Yes. Dr. Pergamon, Yes. Dr. Sawyer, Yes. And Dr. Monto, Yes.

So thank you for your votes, and I will hand it back to Dr. Monto.

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