U.S. CDC Endorses 3rd COVID-19 Vaccinations
The U.S. C.D.C. Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., announced today she endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommendation on September 23, 2021, for a booster (3rd) shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (Comirnaty) vaccine in specific populations.
Dr. Walensky also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings, regardless of age.
The C.D.C.'s guidance is for two-dose Comirnaty, but not the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Authorized Moderna's SpikeVax or Janssen COVID-19 vaccines.
'We will also evaluate with similar urgency available data in the coming weeks to swiftly make additional recommendations for other populations and people who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines,' stated the C.D.C. press release issued on September 24, 2021.
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