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FDA Authorizes Covid-19 Booster Shots for Seniors and High-Risk Patients

What Happened:

  • On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for seniors aged 65 and older and for high-risk patients.

  • The Biden administration wishes to administer booster shots to nearly all American adults to help combat the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, however, the FDA says there are still too many uncertainties and, thus far, has rejected Biden's plan.

  • FDA commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said that the authorization would allow for the administration of booster shots in health care workers, teachers, grocery workers as well as prisons and homeless shelters.

  • Said Woodcock, "As we learn more about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including the use of a booster dose, we will continue to evaluate the rapidly changing science and keep the public informed."

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