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FDA Approves Pfizer Boosters For Seniors and Those at High Risk

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The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer vaccine booster shots for Americans over the age of 65 on Wednesday, with third shots also approved for people between the ages of 18 and 64 who are at “high risk of severe COVID-19.” According to acting FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock, that group includes “health care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, among others.” A third shot can be provided six months after the second dose was administered.

The decision on Wednesday took place days after an FDA advisory panel voted 16-2 against........

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