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Pfizer asks US to allow 4th COVID vaccine dose for seniors

 

March 16, 2022

Lynne Sladky, Associated Press

A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Oct. 5, 2021, in Miami.

WASHINGTON - Pfizer and its partner BioNTech asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize an additional booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine for seniors, saying data from Israel suggests older adults would benefit.

Currently the U.S. urges two primary shots followed months later by a booster dose for everyone age 12 and older. The new application seeks to add a fourth shot only for the over-65 population that has been hit hardest by the pandemic.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control would have to approve the request. If so, a key question would be how soon seniors would be advised to roll up their sleeves.

https://www.startribune.com/pfizer-asks-us-to-allow-4th-covid-vaccine-dose-for-seniors/600156233/

 

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