US FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for 12- to 15-year-olds

Source: New York Post

“The FDA on Monday gave its nod to Pfizer booster shots for kids ages 12 to 15 as part of a series of new recommendations to combat the highly contagious Omicron variant. The FDA-approved booster use must now be OK’d by the CDC, which is expected to officially authorize it as early as this week. The Food and Drug Administration said it backs the emergency use of the booster for the age group after determining its benefits outweighed the risks amid a surge in the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The agency said its decision was based on ‘real-world data’ provided by the Israeli Ministry of Health from 6,300 individuals within the age range who received a Pfizer booster.” (01/03/22)