The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that all adults receiving either Pfizer’s or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine can take an extra dose, paving the way for millions of Americans to receive booster shots — but some state officials have previously Only had opened access to the booster.
The FDA has changed its emergency use authorizations for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to allow booster shots for any American adult who was fully vaccinated at least six months ago. agency And Both companies said in a statement on Friday morning.
The decision entitles all US adults to booster shots, expanding access beyond the high-risk groups that were initially authorized for an additional dose.
The move comes four weeks after the FDA signed off on booster shots for anyone taking Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine at least two months ago.