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FDA plans to clear updated Covid boosters around Labor Day – NBC Chicago

The Food and Drug Administration plans to clear updated versions of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s Covid boosters around Labor Day, NBC News reported, citing two people familiar with the discussions.

The Biden administration is preparing to distribute the updated booster shots to teens and adults as part of its fall booster campaign.

The reformulated injections from Pfizer and Moderna target the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants in addition to the original strain of coronavirus in a single injection. BA.5 is responsible for almost 90% of all new Covid cases in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Thursday, the CDC issued adjusted guidelines for the public, dropping some recommendations for social distancing and quarantine, but still encouraging masking and testing for exposure to COVID-19.

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