The FDA gave its nod to Pfizer booster shots for kids ages 12 to 15 as part of a series of new recommendations to combat the highly contagious Omicron variant.
The new approval comes as the Omicron variant surges through the US, driving up new COVID-19 cases to record highs.
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that adults who have been vaccinated with Moderna Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine can get a booster dose five months after completing the primary series of shots. The previous recommendation was to wait six months. Moderna's stock was down 0.2% in trading on Friday. The suggested window between getting BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc.'s was also recently shortened to five months from six months. "Today's action also brings consistency in the timing for...
FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine booster for children 12 to 15 years old
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