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US Authorizes Updated Pfizer, Moderna Shots Targeting Omicron

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Last Updated: August 31, 2022, 20:55 IST

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Church of the Holy Communion in Washington. (Image: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Church of the Holy Communion in Washington. (Image: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The two updated booster shots aimed at providing "better protection against Covid-19 caused by the Omicron variant" are approved for people age 12 and above for the Pfizer shot and 18 and older for Moderna, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement

US health officials on Wednesday authorized updated Covid-19 vaccinations by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech that specifically target the latest strains of the Omicron variant, with the goal of jump-starting a new booster campaign.

The two updated booster shots aimed at providing “better protection against Covid-19 caused by the Omicron variant" are approved for people age 12 and above for the Pfizer shot and 18 and older for Moderna, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

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first published:August 31, 2022, 20:55 IST
last updated:August 31, 2022, 20:55 IST
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