US expands Pfizer COVID boosters, opens extra dose to age 16

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Eligibility eligibility for for covered covered nineteen nineteen vaccine vaccine boosters boosters is is widening widening I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas with with the the latest latest the the food food and and drug drug administration administration has has cleared cleared a a third third dose dose of of Pfizer's Pfizer's vaccine vaccine to to people people as as young young as as sixteen sixteen if if it's it's been been six six months months since since their their last last shot shot hours hours after after that that decision decision the the centers centers for for disease disease control control and and prevention prevention lifted lifted the the last last barrier barrier saying saying those those teens teens should should get get their their booster booster as as soon soon as as it's it's time time it's it's not not yet yet clear clear if if younger younger teens teens will will need need one one the the US US and and many many other other nations nations have have been been urging urging adults adults to to get get booster booster shots shots to to pump pump up up immunity immunity that that can can Wayne Wayne months months after after vaccination vaccination those those calls calls have have intensified intensified with with the the discovery discovery of of the the new new Omicron Omicron variant variant the the Fizer Fizer vaccine vaccine is is the the only only option option available available for for children children and and teenagers teenagers in in the the U. U. S. S. I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas

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