CDC endorses COVID boosters for all adults 18 and over (updated)

Nov. 19, 2021 11:00 PM ETModerna, Inc. (MRNA), PFE, BNTXBy: Jonathan Block, SA News Editor93 Comments

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  • CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has endorsed giving COVID-19 boosters to all adults 18 years of age and older.
  • Her decision followed the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' unanimous recommendation earlier today that COVID-19 booster shots be available to those who have received an mRNA vaccine in their primary series.
  • The panel also recommended that those 50 and over should get a booster.
  • Moderna (MRNA +4.2%) and Pfizer (PFE -0.7%)/BioNTech (BNTX +4.8%) had requested their Emergency Use Authorizations be expanded to include boosters for all adults.
  • This morning, the FDA approved the mRNA vaccines for all adults.
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