Biden Administration Purchases Extra Pfizer Doses to Prepare for Possibility of Children Vaccine Needs and Booster Shots
The Biden administration purchased an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to prepare for potential additional vaccine needs in the U.S., an administration official familiar with the contract tells CNN.
Despite the slowing demand for COVID-19 vaccines the administration official said the additional shots would be needed for children under 12, pending approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the possibility of booster shots for vaccinated individuals.
CDC Panel Signals Support for Booster Shots, as Reports of Injuries, Deaths After COVID Vaccines Near 500,000
Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included a total of almost 500,000 reports of injuries and deaths, across all age groups, following COVID vaccines — an increase of 27,761 compared with the previous week.