CDC recommends Pfizer booster shots for Americans as young as 16
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that Americans as young as 16 get a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine. The decision came hours after the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer and BioNTech's third dose for that age group. Boosters were previously greenlighted for ages 18 and up.
"Although we don't have all the answers on the Omicron variant, initial data suggests that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.
"We know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and...