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Pfizer asks FDA to authorize its COVID-19 booster shot for all US adults

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 15:33:31-05

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday that they’ve made a request for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize their COVID-19 booster shot for all adults.

Specifically, the companies have requested that the FDA amend the emergency use authorization it granted for its booster dose to include all individuals 18 years of age and older.

The request is based on results from a Phase 3 randomized, controlled trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of a 30-microgram booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine, according to the companies.

Under the FDA’s current emergency use authorization granted in September, Pfizer’s booster dose is available to those 65 and older, people between 18 and 64 who are at a high risk of severe COVID-19, and those 18 to 64 whose frequent exposure to the coronavirus puts them at risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

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