FDA hopes to make next COVID-19 boosters available to Americans as early as October

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) leading vaccine regulator is hoping that the next COVID-19 booster shots will be available to Americans as early as October – just over a year after the original booster shots became available in the states.

Dr Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research – the agency’s top regulatory body for vaccines, said during an advisory panel meeting on Tuesday morning that the aim was to make Omicron-specific Covid boosters available as early as this October.

His remarks came during a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), a group of outside advisors who advise the FDA in matters related to vaccines, which convened to discuss the merits of the next Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna…

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