CDC panel endorses Pfizer Covid booster shots for high-risk adults

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Lisa Wilson receives a shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site in Orlando, Florida.Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty ImagesA key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group voted Thursday to recommend distributing Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 booster shots to older Americans, nursing home residents and other vulnerable Americans, clearing the way for the agency to give the final OK as early as this evening.The agency's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices specifically unanimously endorsed giving third Pfizer shots to people 65 and older and nursing home residents in the first of four votes. The panel also recommended third shots for adults age 18 to 64 with underlying conditions.The panel will also vote on whether to recommend the shots for adults who are more frequently exposed to the virus – possibly including people in nursing homes and prisons, teachers, front-line health employees and other essent
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