Pfizer’s Covid Booster Can Be Used For Unauthorized Vaccines

La vacuna de Pfizer/BioNTech contra el covid-19.

The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against covid-19.

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The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against covid-19 can be used as an additional or booster dose for those who have previously received any of the drugs that have not been authorized by the United States.

This is how the new instructions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the emergency use of the aforementioned vaccine.

They state that it can be used as an additional primary dose in people 12 years of age and older, or as a booster dose for people 18 and over, even when the primary vaccine is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The agency has already given the green light to additional doses of this vaccine for the immunosuppressed, as well as booster doses for adults with the Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. These new guidelines allow those who have been vaccinated in another country or as part of a clinical trial, may have an additional dose or reinforcement.

“For example, people who were vaccinated outside the United States or who participated in a clinical trial (such as the AstraZeneca vaccine against covid-19, the Novavax vaccine against covid-19 or the Sinopharm vaccine against covid-19) may be eligible to receive an additional primary dose and / or a booster dose ”, they indicate. Emergency Use Instructions are used to share information about approved products not listed or differing from what is on FDA approved labeling.

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– CDC authorizes covid-19 booster shots for all adults in the U.S.
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