Representatives at the FDA confirmed Tuesday that the agency has approved the use of another COVID-19 booster shot for all Americans over the age of 50.
“The FDA also said it authorized a second Pfizer booster shot for people age 12 and older who have compromised immune systems, and a second Moderna booster for adults ages 18 and older with compromised immune systems. All of the new boosters are to be administered at least fourth months after the last shot,” reports CNBC.
“Health experts disagree on whether a fourth vaccine dose is needed right now, though the debate is nuanced. There is broader agreement that the elderly or people with compromised immune systems may benefit from additional protection. Another booster shot for young, healthy adults is more controversial, as they are less susceptible to severe illness from Covid,” adds the financial news agency.
Cases of COVID in the United States are down 95% compared to January when the Omicron variant raged throughout the country.
The seven-day-average stands at 30,000 cases each day, dropping from nearly 1-million infections eight weeks ago.
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