The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially approved booster COVID-19 vaccine doses to people who are in high risk, media agencies reported on Friday.
The CDC board of experts recommended giving those extra shots to older people aged above 65 years old, nursing houses people, and persons who suffer from severe disease that could be developed by Coronavirus.
However, the board rejected offering any booster shots to workers of medical professions, and health care workers.
It is worthy to mention that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) board of advisors recommended booster vaccine shots to older, and high-risk persons who were vaccinated by Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines a few days ago
The extra shot will be given six months after being fully vaccinated to increase the body’s immunity against the transmissible Delta variant, the board announced on last Friday.
FDA‘s Top Vaccine Official Dr Peter Marks said: “When we are saying people at high risk for occupational exposure, what we will be taking that to mean at FDA is healthcare workers, frontline workers such as teachers, and potentially essential infrastructure workers as well.”