European Union Regulator Approves Pfizer COVID Vaccine Booster For 18 And Older: Report

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New Delhi: The European Union’s drug regulator on Monday approved booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 and above, AFP news agency reported. The European Medicines Agency said a booster dose “may be considered for at least 6 months after a second dose for people 18 years and older” amid concerns that protection decreases after the initial jab. Also Read – Booster COVID vaccine dose not relevant in India at present: Health Ministry

The agency also said it supports giving a third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna Vaccine, to people with severely weakened immune systems at least 28 days after their second shot. Also Read – Pfizer Testing COVID-19 Pill As Preventive Medicine, To Enroll 2,660 People In Late-Stage Study

The recommendations go to health authorities in all 27 EU member states. Some countries have started giving booster shots. Also read- Vaccine rules in NY hospitals, schools fear staff shortage

(based on agency input)

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