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After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention greenlighted boosters for vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna on Friday evening, every fully vaccinated adult in the United States is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot – the number of Americans tested for the coronavirus. Cases and deaths remain high as a bid to boost immunity.

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CDC Director Rochelle Valensky endorsed a recommendation Friday afternoon by the agency’s advisory board that anyone age 18 or older who had received Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine at least six months ago should have a booster based on individual risks and benefits. Get it.

The CDC signed off on booster shots for all adults who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine at least two months before in October, so Friday’s decision means everyone in the US is fully vaccinated Adults will be eligible for an additional dose.

The agency’s advisory board recommends one-time booster shots for Americans 50 and older and adults in long-term care facilities who took Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine.

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