FDA Issues Emergency Approval For Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots
The FDA has now officially granted emergency use authorization for booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older and others at high risk.
The CDC has not yet recommended booster shots. They’re meeting to discuss the issue on Thursday.
The FDA’s approval comes as President Biden announced the U.S. would be doubling its order of the Pfizer vaccine to give to poorer countries. He’s encouraging other wealthy nations to do the same.
In a virtual coronavirus summit at the White House, Biden said he aims to ramp up vaccinations in countries that need them the most.
He also announced that half a billion doses are already on the way to different parts of the world.
In a hopeful sign here at home, the CDC announced on Wednesday that they predict COVID-19 cases to start falling sharply in the next few weeks.