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FDA advisers limit authorisation of Pfizer booster jab to over-65s and vulnerable

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The panel’s recommendation comes as President Joe Biden’s administration has said it wants to begin offering booster shots to the general public as early as next week. 

Doctor Ofer Levy, a vaccine and infectious disease specialist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, said: “It’s likely beneficial in my opinion for the elderly, and may eventually be indicated for the general population. 

“I just don’t think we’re there yet in terms of the data.”

The meeting was held days after a group of leading researchers suggested vaccine protection against severe Covid persists despite protection against mild disease waning over time. 

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