FDA advisory panel unanimously endorses Moderna’s Covid vaccine booster for some groups

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously Thursday in favor of authorizing booster shots of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, those 18 to 64 with risk factors for severe Covid-19, and those whose jobs put them at high risk of serious complications of Covid-19, such as health care workers.

After hours of deliberation, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-to-0 that the Moderna booster should be authorized for these groups. The panel also discussed at what point boosters should be recommended to all adults over 18.

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