FDA approved second booster shot for persons over 50

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FDA approved second booster shot for persons over 50

A second round of booster shots was given the “OK” for over the age of 50 by public health officials on Tuesday, kicking off the regulatory process for shots to likely be available in pharmacies this week.

Everyone 12 and older is already eligible for a booster shot five months after their initial vaccine series if they received an mRNA vaccine like Pfizer or Moderna, or two months after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

However those over 50, were determined to be a vulnerable age group.

Oficials at the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US have decided the data on waning immunity justifies making another shot available four months after the first boost.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said it was “especially important” for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions.