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Infectious diseases expert with Mayo Clinic talks COVID-19 booster shots

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory panel recently rejected a proposal to give Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to the general public. But the panel recommended boosters for people aged 65 and older, and for other high-risk groups six months after the initial vaccination series. That includes health care workers. The recommendation will go before the FDA for final approval.  Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group spoke with KAUS News and other media outlets during a recent press briefing and stated that the general public must be very discerning about information they receive that either does or does not support a recommendation for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot….


 

Dr. Poland was asked if he feels if there is sufficient evidence available concerning the administering of COVID-19 booster shots…

Dr. Poland was also asked if he felt if it was safe for everyone to receive a COVID-19 booster shot…

FDA approval is just one step in determining whether booster shots will be made available. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will refine the recommendations for booster shots and provide guidance to health care providers, pharmacies and other COVID-19 vaccine providers.


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