FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 boosters for all adults
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for all adults, opening a new chapter in the vaccine rollout and allowing the Biden administration to catch up to states that advised residents to seek an extra dose regardless of eligibility.
Senior regulators said they want to act quickly to backfill waning immunity and streamline rules that began to splinter across the country.
“Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA has worked to make timely public health decisions as the pandemic evolves,” acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said. “Authorizing the use of...