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US CDC Advisor Supports COVID-19 Booster Shot for People Over 65, Not High-Risk Workers

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Board will give Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to Americans over the age of 65 and some adults with underlying illnesses at risk of severe illness on Thursday. Recommended.

A panel of 9-6 votes lives or works in facilities at high risk of contracting COVID-19, based on the risk of individuals such as health care workers, teachers, and residents of homeless shelters 18-64 The prison refused to recommend boosters to old adults. Some panel members cited the difficulty of implementing such a proposal.

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Panel member Lynn Bahta, who works with the Minnesota Department of Health, voted against the measure, which would significantly improve its availability. To support the group’s boosters, “I don’t think we have the data,” she said.

The guidelines voted by the CDC’s Advisory Board on Immunization Practices still need to be approved by Chief Engineer Rochelle Walensky. Recommendations are non-binding and states and other jurisdictions may ignore them and use other approaches to manage booster shots.

The recommendations are also considered tentative and the Commission will meet twice next month to consider other issues.

Still, a post-Food and Drug Administration group vote, https: //www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-fda-authorize-third-dose-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine- old- Americans-bloomberg-2021-09-22 clarifies how to start booster rollouts soon this week for millions of people who received Pfizer’s second vaccination at least six months ago. ..

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According to the CDC, about 26 million people in the United States received their second Pfizer / BioNTech shot at least six months ago, including 13 million people over the age of 65.

Last month, U.S. President Joe Biden and eight Supreme Health officials said he hoped to launch booster shots in the week of September 10 for all eight months after vaccination. Said.

A group of independent FDA advisors overwhelmingly refused to recommend broader approval last week https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-covid-19-booster-debate-moves- The fda-vaccine-advisory-committee-2021-booster dose was 09-17 and instead recommended a narrower approval.

Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the FDA Advisory Board, said that CDC advisors recommend boosters based on employment, making it difficult to limit who gets boosters, especially when there is not enough data on their effectiveness. He said he was worried that it would be. A third shot for young people.

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“In my sense, the Commission felt it was a hole in which to drive a truck. Basically what we were doing was basically what the (Biden) administration first asked for. The pharmacist isn’t going to understand if you work in a grocery store or a hospital, “he said.

More than 180 million people in the United States are fully vaccinated, accounting for about 64% of the eligible population.

Top US health officials like Pfizer and Dr. Anthony Fauci claim that additional shots are needed to deal with weakened immunity. Fauci and others also have https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-looks-covid-19-boosters-curb-virus-spread-2021-09-15 and are fully vaccinated A highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus by cutting breakthrough infections in people who have been infected.

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The United States has an average of about 128,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, below the August high of about 160,000. The recent wave of hospitalizations with COVID-19 in the United States may have peaked primarily among unvaccinated people, according to CDC data, but the United States last week had about 1,500 COVIDs per day. Recorded deaths from -19.

Several countries, including Israel and the United Kingdom, have already launched the COVID-19 booster campaign. According to the CDC, the United States last month allowed people with weakened immunity to take additional shots, with about 2.3 million people already receiving their third shot.

(Report by Manojna Maddipatla in Bangalore and Michael Erman in New Jersey, edited by Bill Berkrot and Peter Henderson)

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