CDC director OKs COVID-19 booster shot for some Americans with weak immune systems

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), upheld a vote Friday by a panel of independent experts that moderate-to-severe immunocompromised individuals may receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 booster shot.The panel’s vote on Friday afternoon was 11 to 0. Walensky said the CDC's recommendation, which she signed, would help ensure that "everyone, including those most vulnerable to COVID-19, can get as much protection as possible from COVID-19 vaccination."The news follows the FDA’s expanded emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines to authorize a booster shot for certain immunocompromised patients."This is an important step forward in improving protection against COVID-19," Dr. Gregory Poland, professor of medicine, infectious diseases and molecular pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic, told Fox News. Poland noted that a careful distinction regarding eligible immunocompromised patients will be important
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