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‘We are asking residents to be patient’ regarding booster shots

Joshua Meyerson

Health Department of Northwest Michigan officials along with other local and national health authorities are anticipating updates from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding COVID-19 booster dose administration.

The FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee was scheduled to meet on Friday, Sept. 17, to advise the FDA on whether to authorize a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine for some or all adults. 

Additionally, the advisory committee is scheduled to meet Sept. 22-23. 

The approval of booster doses is required by both the FDA and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices prior to COVID-19 vaccine booster doses being administered. Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are currently approved for administration to immunocompromised individuals.

“We are asking area residents to be patient as we cannot administer the Pfizer booster until we receive approval by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices,” said Dr. Joshua Meyerson, medical director with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan.

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