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Beyond the Dome: COVID-19 booster shot likely to be approved for all vaccinated adults this week

It is expected that the highly anticipated Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot will soon be approved for all vaccinated adults (18+).

According to NPR, “The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce later this week that it will grant Emergency Use Authorization for all adults to get the Pfizer booster shot.”

According to The Hill, the White House announced on the first of the month, “70 percent of adults in the U.S. are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that 80 percent of adults have received at least their first shot.”

Following the efficacy of the initial 65-and-older booster shots and a clinical trial showing that a booster improved vaccine efficacy for all adults, adults across the country are simply tapping their feet waiting for the green light from the FDA.

This comes after another local surge of COVID-19 and infection rates close to 9%. While the booster shot does require the recipient to be fully inoculated with one or two doses (depending on which vaccine they received), it will still certainly be available and taken full advantage of by those 18 and older.

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