Covid-19 roundup: Biden now plans boost­ers af­ter 6 months as Pfiz­er sub­mits sBLA; 1.6M Mod­er­na dos­es con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed in Japan — re­ports

Re­ports sur­faced ear­li­er this month that Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s ad­min­is­tra­tion was prepar­ing to an­nounce a boost­er shot plan call­ing for third dos­es to be ad­min­is­tered eight months af­ter an in­di­vid­ual’s sec­ond shot. Those plans, how­ev­er, have re­port­ed­ly changed.

The new plan from fed­er­al reg­u­la­tors will now call for a boost­er shot six months fol­low­ing the sec­ond mR­NA dose, the Wall Street Jour­nal re­port­ed Wednes­day, giv­en that da­ta from vac­cine mak­ers and oth­er coun­tries are based on six-month fol­low-ups. An un­named of­fi­cial told WSJ that ap­proval for all three OK’ed shots will like­ly come in mid-Sep­tem­ber.

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