Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

Biden: Booster Shots Should Be Available ‘Basically Across the Board’ in the Future

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While COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available to tens of millions of Americans, President Joe Biden signaled Friday that the boosters will in the future be authorized for practically anybody. The Food and Drug Administration this week expanded emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, enabling certain groups to get a third dose of the jab. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) early Friday recommended that anybody 65 or older get another Pfizer shot and allowed that many people 18 or older such as teachers or healthcare workers could get a Pfizer booster. The populations covered by the new regulations and guidance equal 60 million Americans, Biden said in Washington while delivering remarks on the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 million of whom are currently eligible for a third dose. Besides needing to fit into a certain category, people also need to wait at least six months after they received …

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