The CDC vaccination committee advised that Americans get an Omicron-specific booster dose of COVID-19. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna produce mRNA-based boosters;
the Pfizer-BioNTech injection is for individuals 12 and older, while the Moderna shot is for adults 18 and older
The association suggested waiting two months after the last dosage before obtaining a booster. Dr. Rochelle Walensky will determine whether to accept the committee's suggestion.
The FDA approved both businesses' Omicron-specific injections the day before the CDC's recommendation.
Omicron BA.4/5 boosts public safety. Scientists plan to convert to an annual flu-like shot when the vaccines are ready in late 2020.
Omicron will replace COVID-19 boosters. Everyone 12 and older may obtain one, no matter how many boosters they've had.