CDC OKs COVID vaccine boosters for older and high-risk Americans

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A CDC advisory panel on Thursday recommended boosters for people 65 and older, long-term care residents and adults under 64 with medical conditions.People who have gotten two shots and decide not to get a third will still be considered fully vaccinated, the CDC said.The other two available COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, have not yet been authorized for use as boosters.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older and high-risk Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a panel of advisers hours after the advisers said boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be offered to people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems. The extra dose would be given once they are at least six months
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