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FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

Experts recommended a booster shot for seniors, as well as younger adults with conditions

 

October 15, 2021

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronavirus.

The panel of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to recommend a booster shot for seniors, as well as younger adults with other health problems, jobs or living situations that put them at increased risk from COVID-19.

The recommendation is non-binding but it's a key step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign to millions more Americans. Many people who got their initial Pfizer shots at least six months ago are already getting a booster after the FDA authorized their use last month - and those are the same high-risk groups that FDA's advisers said should get a Moderna booster.

https://www.startribune.com/fda-panel-endorses-lower-dose-moderna-covid-shot-for-booster/600106506/

 

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