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U.S. FDA considering lowering recommended age for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 boosters

Stock MarketsOct 16, 2021 04:35AM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A nurses fills up syringes for patients as they receive their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccination during a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic in Southfield, Michigan, U.S., September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Emily Elconin

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official said on Friday that the agency is considering lowering the recommended age for who should receive booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to as young as 40 years old, based on data from Israel suggesting the vaccine's efficacy is waning.

Israeli scientists presented "data that seemed compelling in the 40 and up age range," Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research said, speaking to the agency's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.

U.S. FDA considering lowering recommended age for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 boosters
 

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Rodney Dangerfield
Rodney Dangerfield Oct 16, 2021 2:22PM ET
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people who got the vaccination are getting sick and figuring out those without the vaccination are not getting sick so they just want you to take it and get sick like them... and you should buy into cryptocurrency since there's advertisements everywhere... I'm sure everything will be just fine lol
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john dislias Oct 16, 2021 2:13PM ET
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I'm totally supporting for a booster shot start at younger generations and up to control the surge and this coming winter. Planning ahead is way better than doing nothing. Have a great Halloween everyone!
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Felipe Daniel Oct 16, 2021 10:20AM ET
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Unnecessary
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Yip- the fda and pfizer are almost family
 
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