FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer's Covid vaccine booster shots, citing lack of verified data

FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer's Covid vaccine booster shots, citing lack of verified data

New Pfizer data makes case for booster shots 6 months after primary doses The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released new data from Pfizer's submitted application to approve booster doses of its Covid-19 vaccine. In it, Pfizer demonstrates what it sees as proof that third shot will be both safe and necessary for most Americans to take, arguing that immunity wanes over time -- regardless of any new variant of concern. It comes two days ahead of a critical juncture in the COVID-19 vaccine booster approval process: Friday, the Food and Drug Administration's independent advisory committee (VRBPAC) is set to convene to review and discuss the latest data on potential booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The committee will be asked to vote on whether a booster dose is …
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