In the United States, a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine has begun.
When the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the booster shot for the Pfizer vaccine, it overturned the advisory committee’s recommendations and expanded the number of people eligible for booster vaccination from the existing vulnerable to occupations that are most likely to be exposed to COVID-19, such as medical staff and teachers.
Reporter Kim Hyung-geun on the sidewalk.
The American Immunization Advisory Committee limited the recipients of booster vaccinations to vulnerable groups.
Only the elderly 65 years of age or older, residents of nursing homes, and those with underlying medical conditions should receive the booster vaccine.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not accept this advisory committee recommendation.
It also approved booster vaccinations for occupations at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.
It included health care workers, teachers, grocery store employees and correctional facility employees who were opposed by the advisory committee.
Foreign media reported that it is very unusual for the CDC to overturn the advisory committee’s recommendations and expand the target.
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With the approval of the CDC, booster vaccination has begun in earnest in the United States.
The White House said it was ready to provide booster vaccinations in more than 80,000 locations across the country.
A booster dose can be given at least 6 months after the second dose of Pfizer vaccine.
About 20 million of the 60 million beneficiaries are now over 6 months old.
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The CDC is also reviewing the Moderna and Janssen vaccines, and a booster decision will likely be made soon.
This is YTN Kim Hyung-geun.
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