CDC advisers recommend teens 12 to 17 should receive a Covid-19 booster shot

An expert panel that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccines voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to recommend that children aged 12 to 15 should get a Covid-19 booster dose five months after the second dose in their primary series.

The 13-to-1 vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also changed the recommendation for 16- and 17-year olds, suggesting that they should get a booster as well. Previously the recommendation for those teens was a permissive one, suggesting they could get a booster if they wished. Now the committee is suggesting all children aged 12 to 17 should get a booster.

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