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COVID-19 update: CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster shot for some

On September 23, 2021, a panel of experts from the CDC, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (“ACIP”), recommended that three categories of people should receive a COVID-19 booster shot: (1) those aged 65 and older; (2) those in long-term care residencies; and (3) those over 18 with underlying medical conditions. ACIP members voted unanimously for the first two categories of people who should receive booster vaccines. The panel was more divided with regard to the third category, however, with only nine of the fifteen members voting in favor of booster shots for individuals over 18 who are more at risk of severe reactions to COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions.

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