FDA may OK COVID boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds as soon as next week

FDA may OK COVID boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds as soon as next week

The Food and Drug Administration could authorize COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer Inc.
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 and BioNTech SE
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 for use in 16- and 17-year-olds as soon as next week as concerns rise over a new, possibly more transmissible variant, according to a person familiar with the planning.

The agency is planning to move rapidly to take action on a request by the companies to authorize boosters for 16- and-17-year-olds, according to a person familiar with the matter. So far, only people 18 years and older are eligible for boosters.

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