CDC endorses booster shots of Pfizer COVID vaccine for adolescents

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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended booster shots for younger teens at least five months after they had received their second shot. The vote passed by a 13-1 margin. All Americans 16 and older are encouraged to receive a booster shot. Health authorities said the boosters offer people the best chance at avoiding the contagious omicron variant.
5 months ago·Washington, United States

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Reuters

CDC recommends Pfizer's COVID-19 booster for ages 12 to 15

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday it expanded the eligibility of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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CBC News

U.S. government advisers recommend COVID-19 booster shots for young teens

Influential government advisers in the United States are strongly urging that teens as young as 12 get COVID-19 boosters as soon as they're eligible, a key move as the U.S. battles the Omicron surge and schools struggle with how to restart classes amid the spike.

5 months ago·Canada
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USA Today

CDC chief endorses plan for youths age 12-15 to get a booster: Live COVID updates

Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky cleared the way Wednesday for extra booster doses to be given right away to people ages 12 to 15.

5 months ago·United States
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abc News

CDC recommends Pfizer boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds; 1st shots as early as Thursday

The first booster shots for 12- to 15-year-olds could go into arms as soon as Thursday morning.

5 months ago·United States
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CNN

CDC recommends Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine boosters for children as young as 12

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommendations for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine booster on Wednesday to include children as young as 12, at least five months after they finish the primary vaccine series.

5 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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CNBC

CDC backs Pfizer boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds amid omicron surge

The recommendation comes amid an increase in pediatric hospitalizations.

5 months ago·United States
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