Pfizer booster shots authorised by FDA for at-risk and older Americans

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Pfizer booster shots have been authorised by the Federal Drug Administration for at-risk and older Americans over the age of 65.

The agency authorised people over 65 who have received Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine to get the booster shot at least six months after their second injection.

It also authorised the booster shots for adults who got Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations who are at high risk of getting severely ill with Covid-19, or are at risk because they are frequently exposed to the virus at work.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that around 22 million Americans have had theri second dose of Pfizer vaccine for at least six months.

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