FDA expands emergency authorization for Covid-19 booster shots to all adults

The Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine boosters on Friday, signaling that the shots can be given to anyone aged 18 or older at least six months after completion of the primary vaccine series.

The new policy still requires signoff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to go into effect. The CDC’s vaccine advisory panel will meet Friday on the issue. But if the CDC agrees with the FDA, this will be in effect the completion of a Biden administration promise, announced in mid-August, to provide all American adults Covid booster doses this fall.

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