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US okays Pfizer Covid booster for the elderly and high-risk

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Washington (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, or adults at high-risk of severe disease as well as those in high-exposure jobs. The announcement means tens of millions of Americans are now eligible for a third shot once six months have passed since their second. “Today’s action demonstrates that science and the currently available data continue to guide the FDA’s decision-making for COVID-19 vaccines during this pandemic,” said Janet Woodcock, acting head of the Food and Drug Administration. The decision wa…

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