CDC backs plan to offer booster doses of Pfizer vaccine for some
People 65 and over, residents of long-term care facilities and younger adults with underlying health conditions would be eligible for a booster six months after they got the initial series of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
highly anticipated vaccine booster program is moving forward after a CDC advisory panel back to third dose of the Visor vaccine for anyone 65 older. Those in long term care facilities and people aged 50 to 64 with underlying health conditions. The advisers telling younger americans with underlying conditions to consult their doctor and voting against boosters for people who are exposed to covid at work. The CDC guidance differs slightly from the FDA? S decision overnight authorizing a third dose for people ages 65 up as well as those with underlying health conditions and people who are frequently exposed to covid at their jobs like health care workers, teachers and grocery store employees both stopped short of the boosters for all program. President biden initially endorsed plan. He's for every every adult to get a booster shot eight months after you got your second shot. The mixed messaging leading to widespread frustration with many people seeking out an unauthorized booster shot, including those who got modern or johnson and johnson vaccines and have yet to receive any guidance on an extra dose. I think it's not going to be very long before they figure it out with Moderna and they figure it out with johnson and johnson. So people just have to wait in line and trust the process. While many pushed for that extra boost. Health officials still working to convince millions of unvaccinated americans to take the first step to protect themselves and their communities in Washington Alice Barr NBC News. Sure. Another major decision looming over the FDA whether to approve the Pfizer vaccine for Children aged 5 to 11. That announcements expected by the end of next month in Washington Alice Barr, NBC News.