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FDA approves COVID-19 boosters for 12 to 15 year olds

FILE – On January 21, 2021, file photo, a paramedic prepares a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, California. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong, File)

(Hill) – The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized the Pfizer booster shot for people 12 to 15 years old, another expansion in the population eligible for a third shot.

The booster shots, considered a key tool against the omicron variant, have shown a high degree of infection in people who have had two shots, although those vaccinated still have important protections. against serious illness.

The FDA also shortened the time for all adults to get the booster vaccine, to five months from six months after the first shot.

https://kfor.com/news/fda-authorizes-covid-19-boosters-for-12-to-15-year-olds/ FDA approves COVID-19 boosters for 12 to 15 year olds

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