FDA permits Covid vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems

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A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Floyd's Family Pharmacy as cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surge in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, U.S., August 5, 2021. Picture taken August 5, 2021.Callaghan O'Hare | ReutersThe Food and Drug Administration authorized Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems, a highly anticipated move intended to shield some of the most vulnerable Americans from the highly contagious delta variant."Today's action allows doctors to boost immunity in certain immunocompromised individuals who need extra protection from COVID-19," acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement.The agency said organ transplant recipients and people who are similarly immunocompromised can receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. The FDA also emphasized that other fully vaccinated people are "adequately protected" and currently do not need an extra dose.The FDA OK is not the final go-ahead. The Centers
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