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CDC Panel Approves New COVID-19 Booster Amid Rapid Spread Of New 'Eris' Subvariant

Posted on AllSides September 12th, 2023
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A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has approved the latest booster for COVID-19 as cases continue to rise amid the spread of the virus’ omicron variants.

The panel approved the updated vaccine on Tuesday, universally recommending that everyone six months and older receive the shot, which more closely matches the currently circulating variants. CDC Director Mandy Cohen still needs to endorse the approval, but has previously said she expects the booster to roll out this month.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ approval comes a day after...

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