FDA Authorizes Boosters of Two Covid-19 Vaccines for Adults 0:33
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new instructions allowing the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against covid-19 to be used as an additional dose. or booster doses in people who received a vaccine that has not been licensed for use in the United States.
New CDC Emergency Use Instructions Say Pfizer / BioNTech's Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Used As An Additional Primary Dose In People 12 Years And Older, Or As A Booster Dose For People 18 Years Old or more, even if the primary vaccine is not licensed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
CDC approves booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine for all adults
The FDA has already authorized additional doses of the vaccine for immunosuppressed individuals and booster doses for all adults who received the Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The new instructions allow people who were vaccinated outside the United States or as part of a clinical trial to receive a booster or an additional dose.
"For example, people who were vaccinated outside the United States or who participated in a clinical trial (such as the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine, the Novavax covid-19 vaccine, or the Sinopharm covid-19 vaccine ) may be eligible to receive an additional primary dose and / or a booster dose, "according to CDC instructions.
CDC uses emergency use instructions to share information about FDA-approved products that are not listed or differ from what is on FDA-approved labeling.
The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is the only FDA-approved vaccine with emergency use instructions for primary doses or additional boosters.
Three vaccines against covid-19 have been licensed or approved in the United States, which are: those manufactured by Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
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