The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval Friday to start administering Covid-19 booster shots to Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients hours after a key panel unanimously voted to endorse third doses for immunocompromised Americans.
The FDA’s approval cleared third doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for “solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.”
Therefore, with both agencies’ OK, booster doses could start being administered immediately. However, immunocompromised patients who receive a third dose should still wear a mask and social distance.
BNMG supports the CDC’s decision and will continue to monitor the situation closely.