Boosters for all is critical, not a luxury, Fauci says as FDA decision nears

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The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for all adults as early as Thursday, agency insiders told The New York Times Tuesday.

The reported timeline is remarkably fast-paced for the regulatory agency and comes as members of the Biden administration continue to suggest widespread boosting is necessary to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

“I believe… that when we look back on this, we will see that boosters are likely a very critical part of the immunization regimen and not a bonus or a luxury,” top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told Reuters on Tuesday.

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