CDC director endorses Pfizer Covid vaccine booster shots

Rochelle P. Walensky also OK'd them for high-risk workers.

9/24/2021 10:00:00 AM

JUST IN: CDC director endorses recommendations for a third dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for certain at-risk groups, clearing the way for millions of Americans to get a booster.

Rochelle P. Walensky also OK'd them for high-risk workers.

of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for certain at-risk groups, clearing the way for millions of Americans to get a booster.Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky signed off on the recommendations for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after advisers on Thursday approved them.

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She endorsed the recommendations but went further — also recommending a third dose for workers in high-risk settings and those in institutional settings."This updated interim guidance from CDC allows for millions of Americans who are at highest risk for COVID-19 to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to help increase their protection," the agency said in a statement.

The CDC now says that people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should get a booster and and so should people 50 to 64 years old who have an underlying medical condition.Those 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions, and those 18 to 64 who are at an increased risk because of an occupational or institutional setting"may" get a shot, the CDC says.

The committee of advisers on Thursday voted against recommending a booster for people younger than 65 who have a high risk of being exposed to the virus at work, including health care workers and teachers.Sept. 23, 202102:23Walensky said that recommending a booster for those in at-risk work and other environments mirrors Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization.

The FDA on Wednesdayauthorized a third doseof the Pfizer vaccine for those 65 and up and those 18 and older who are at high risk.Boosters are to be given at least six months after people get their second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.The CDC says it will be reviewing data in the coming weeks and will make recommendations about those who got the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Moderna has submitted its application to the FDA for its booster dose, and Johnson & Johnson has provided data but has not said when it will seek emergency use authorization.Walensky said in a statement that getting more Americans vaccinated in the first place remains a primary goal.

As of Thursday, around 64 percent of people 12 years and up have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19,. For those 18 and up, that number is around 66 percent. Read more: NBC News »

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