US health regulators are back in action Monday to expand eligibility for booster injections (booster) Corona virus vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said those aged 12-15 could get the injections as part of efforts to protect them, as schools seek to reopen or remain open amid the threat of a spike in coronavirus cases because of the coronavirus outbreak. omicron variant.
The FDA also states everyone who is at least 12 years old can get it booster five months after receiving the second injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, instead of the six-month waiting period as it is now.
The FDA also allows grants booster for children aged five to 11 who have weakened immune systems. This authorization is now scheduled for review on Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a vaccine advisory panel from outside the CDC.
If the panel accepts the results of the FDA assessment, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky can formally recommend its use that day. [uh/ab]