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US FDA expands COVID-19 booster jabs to all adults

November 23, 2021


Previously, only people aged 65 and over and younger people at high risk of severe disease or frequent institutional or occupational exposure to the virus were eligible for a booster dose. Now, all adults can receive a booster shot six months after a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or two months after the Janssen vaccine.

The decision was welcomed by President Biden, who said: “Today, the FDA and CDC concluded that all adults in America are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot. It’s a major step forward to accelerate our path out of the pandemic. You can get your booster and enjoy the holiday season knowing you have the highest level of protection.”

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