FDA Authorizes Second COVID-19 Pfizer, Moderna Booster Shot for Adults 50+
By Fox 35 // March 29, 2022
ABOVE VIDEO: The fourth shot is expected to be authorized for Americans over the age of 50 and the shots are likely to be offered, but not formally recommended.
(FOX 35) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Americans who are 50 years and older to receive a second booster of the COVID-19 vaccine from either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.
This would be the fourth dose of the vaccine for many Americans. Currently, the U.S. urges two primary shots followed months later by a booster dose for everyone age 12 and older.
A fourth dose is recommended only for people with severely weakened immune systems, who need three doses to begin with for the best chance at any protection.
Numerous scientific studies have proven that booster doses of authorized vaccines help restore waning immunity and protect against serious COVID-19. Booster programs in countries including Britain, Canada and the U.S. have been credited with preventing the surge in omicron infections from spilling over into hospitals and cemeteries.
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