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US opens COVID boosters to all adults, urges them for 50+

The FDA opens up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults. Now the CDC will debate Friday. The FDA opens up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults. Now the CDC will debate Friday. |  Photo: DoD / Lisa Ferdinando / CC BY 2.0

LAURAN NEERGAARD, MATTHEW PERRONE and MIKE STOBBE
Updated: November 19, 2021 04:59 PM
Created: November 19, 2021 11:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is opening COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all adults, and urging them for anyone 50 and older.

The decision Friday seeks to simplify what has been a confusing list of who's eligible. Now for anyone 18 or older, the only requirement is to be at least six months past their last dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months past the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The government is trying to get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that experts fear could snowball into a winter surge with upcoming holiday travel. 

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LAURAN NEERGAARD, MATTHEW PERRONE and MIKE STOBBE

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