The CDC has endorsed a plan to allow people over age 65 and those who are immunocompromised to get a second dose of the COVID-19 bivalent booster.

This backs the FDA’s authorization Tuesday of the additional shot.

“Following FDA regulatory action, CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses,” the CDC said in a statement.

The agency is following the recommendations made by its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that met earlier Wednesday. While there was no…


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