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An advisory panel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention backed giving booster shots to all American adults who initially took Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines Friday, setting the stage for federal officials to be all over 18. Allowed Americans to receive an additional dose. their health status.

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The CDC’s advisory committee on vaccination practices voted Friday afternoon to recommend booster shots for everyone age 50 and older who got Pfizer or Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine at least six months ago, as well as 18 or anyone older who is in a long-term care facility.

In a separate vote, the committee supported allowing people over the age of 18 to receive a booster shot based on the risks and benefits.

The vote comes hours after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots to be given to all American adults.

Adults who received Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine at least two months ago were recommended to get a booster shot last month.

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