CDC pan­el rec­om­mends up­dat­ed Covid boost­ers for peo­ple 6 months and old­er

The CDC’s vac­cine ad­vi­so­ry pan­el vot­ed 13-1 to rec­om­mend an up­dat­ed Covid-19 boost­er for peo­ple ages 6 months and old­er, a day af­ter the FDA cleared Pfiz­er/BioN­Tech and Mod­er­na’s new shots.

The up­dat­ed shots tar­get the XBB.1.5 vari­ant and were ful­ly ap­proved for peo­ple ages 12 and old­er. The shots were grant­ed emer­gency use au­tho­riza­tion, a low­er bar that still al­lows broad use, for chil­dren 6 months to 11 years.

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