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Pfizer Asks FDA to OK COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Adults

November 10, 2021


Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings.

Older Americans and other groups particularly vulnerable to the virus have had access to a third dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine since September. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it would move quickly to expand boosters to younger ages if warranted.

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