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US authorises Covid-19 booster vaccines for all over-18s

The United States has authorised booster Covid-19 vaccines for everyone over the age of 18.

Boosters were previously only available to the immune-compromised, over-65s and people at high risk of severe disease.


The booster vaccines will be mRNA vaccines – Pfizer or Moderna.

FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock said: “This helps to provide continued protection against Covid-19, including the serious consequences that can occur, such as hospitalisation and death.”

The FDA said it based its decision on strong immune response data from hundreds of people.


The booster vaccines will be administered to people six months after completing their primary series.

IMAGE – “201214-D-BN624-0811” (CC BY 2.0) by U.S. Secretary of Defense


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