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A key advisory group from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meets Monday to consider booster coverage of Covid-19 vaccines for all eligible Americans.
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meets after President Joe Biden said Friday that U.S. regulators are considering giving Covid booster vaccinations five months after the primary vaccinations are completed and the expected schedule for a third vaccination by three months move.
Scientists have sharply criticized the Biden administration’s push to distribute booster syringes widely, saying that the data provided by federal health officials is not convincing enough to currently recommend a third vaccination to most of the American population.
The Biden administration has publicly stated that the third dose will not be carried out without FDA approval and a vote by ACIP.
The advisory group is also due to vote on Monday on the full approval of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for Americans 16 and older.