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CDC panel endorses Pfizer booster shot for elderly, high-risk people

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine advisory committee on Thursday endorsed the use of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 booster shot for elderly people, nursing home residents and those who may be at risk of developing severe disease, a move that could allow broad latitude for people to access additional doses.

But the panel rejected the notion of offering boosters to health care workers and others who may encounter the virus in the course of their jobs or "institutional" settings, such as prisons or homeless shelters.

The independent committee said the booster dose should be given at least six months after the initial two-dose vaccination series.

It unanimously voted for boosters for people 65 and older and those who live in long-term care homes, and backed — with some limits — shots for people between 18 and 64 with underlying medical conditions that raise their risk of severe Covid-19. People........

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