The FDA has authorized COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems such as HIV, organ transplant recipients, and cancer patients.
“Today’s action allows doctors to boost immunity in certain immunocompromised individuals who need extra protection from COVID-19,” said acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock.
According to the FDA, those with weak immune systems could receive an additional shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna but ordinary people do not need one.
Once the CDC approves of the boosters for immunocompromised individuals, inoculations could begin instantly.
The CDC however warned of receiving unauthorized third booster shots for normal people.
CDC estimated that 1.1 million citizens, mainly from Florida, Ohio, California, Illinois, and Tennessee have received additional vaccine doses.
The CDC however is not sure if some of the additional doses were authorized by licensed doctors.
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