Pfizer seeks OK of updated COVID vaccine booster for fall

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Pfizer is asking federal regulators to authorize an updated COVID-19 vaccine booster The FDA has told vaccine makers to update their shots to target the super contagious omicron variants Pfizer shots for those 12 and older could start in weeks with quick approval and Moderna's expected to seek the okay soon for its updated adult boosters The vaccines currently being given still offer strong protection against severe disease and death but they target the virus strain that spread in early 2020 and no longer protect nearly as well against infection The new combo doses are essentially a second generation vaccine The White House says it'll be key for people to get the new shots this fall and winter Sagar Meghani Washington

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