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U.S. FDA authorizes third dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for older Americans

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(Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 65 and older and some high-risk Americans, paving the way for a quick rollout of the shots. The booster dose is to be administered at least six months after completion of the second dose, and the authorization would include people most susceptible to severe disease and those in jobs that left them at risk, the FDA said. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel could vote on Thursday on the use of a third shot of the…

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