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FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster for Vulnerable Individuals

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster for Vulnerable Individuals

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The authorization will allow a single booster shot for certain populations at least six months after the individual’s initial two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

This authorization will apply to:

  • Individuals aged 65 or older;
  • Individuals aged 18-64 who have a high risk of getting a severe COVID-19 infection; or
  • Individuals aged 18-64 whose frequent occupational or institutional exposure to COVID-19 puts them at high risk of serious complications (includes health care workers, teachers, daycare staff, grocery workers, etc.)

The authorization is expected to be followed by a vote from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will issue a recommendation on who should receive vaccine doses.

Note that this authorization is only for the Pfizer vaccine. For those receiving Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines, the FDA is expected to review booster shots for recipients of these vaccines.

Individuals should continue to monitor the FDA for updates. Download the bulletin for more details.

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Bill Disch

Since he was young, Bill Disch has possessed a strong sense of service – from delivering milk and newspapers, to serving in the Air Force. His integrity and strong desire aid in his want to make a difference in whatever he’s doing. Bill is known for his strong analytical capabilities and smart business sense. He enjoys coming up with creative solutions to complex problems by working together with all involved and leveraging his clients’ knowledge and talent. Bill has a background as a CPA and as an Assistant Business Superintendent for a Michigan K-12 school. He worked with National Insurance Services (NIS) for over 17 years in his previous employment and is happy to join the NIS service team. Bill will be working as a Senior Account Representative in Indiana, as well as growing life and disability in Market Development in Michigan. He is a licensed insurance agent.