New Covid vaccines are hitting pharmacy shelves. What happens to the original shots?

WASHINGTON — Senior Biden officials are in discussions about what to do with millions of original Covid-19 vaccines after the FDA’s authorization of new, updated shots this week bumped them to the sidelines.

While the Food and Drug Administration still recommends the original composition of Moderna and Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccines for a person’s first two doses, there’s not enough demand for the starter set to account for the millions of doses currently in the government’s stockpile or stored in pharmacies nationwide.

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