CDC Director Says THESE People Must Get The Booster Shot
Booster shots recommended to all adults
Panel members were enthusiastic to hear that the new recommendations are simpler than the ones prior, which would cut through the confusion that had potentially been keeping people from lining up for extra shots. In the past, the FDA and CDC recommended Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna boosters only for those who are 65 and older and people at high risk of contracting the virus, either because they work in a potentially affected environment, or for where they live.
It’s important to know that in the process of deciding whether to recommend boosters to all adults, panel member Dr. Oliver Brooks, who is the chief medical officer at Watts Healthcare Corporation in Los Angeles, wanted to know if there is any reason not to do it, and even more important, if is there a safety reason not to do it. The information that was provided said no, so he concluded that it was safe.
In fact, Dr. Matthew Daley, who’s a panel member and senior investigator at the Institute for Health Research, emphasized the fact that he specifically supported a “stronger” recommendation for adults over 50, to be completely sure that they provide as much protection as possible, given the rising cases in the US and overseas.
“I feel like the benefits in that group of a stronger recommendation would outweigh the risk,” Daley added.