September 20, 2021

FDA committee votes against COVID-19 vaccine boosters for general population

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on September 17 voted that there was not enough safety and effectiveness data to approve a third Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose for those 16 years and older.

The committee did vote to recommend approval of a booster dose for people 65 years and older and those at high risk of severe COVID-19.


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The committee also recommended approval of a booster for those with occupational risks, such as healthcare workers and teachers.

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