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CDC signs off on updated Covid-19 boosters

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CDC signs off on updated Covid-19 boosters

Registered Nurse Mariam Salaam administers the Pfizer booster shot at a Covid vaccination and testing site decorated for Cinco de Mayo at Ted Watkins Park in Los Angeles on May 5. The CDC's independent vaccine advisers voted 13-1 September 1 to recommend updated Covid-19 vaccine boosters from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, signed off Thursday on the recommendation of the agency's independent vaccine advisers in favor of updated Covid-19 vaccine boosters from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 13 to 1 earlier in the day to recommend updated mRNA boosters for Americans this fall.

CNN's Naomi Thomas and Deidre McPhillips contributed to this report.

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