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4 people who got COVID-19 booster shots share what it felt like to get an extra vaccine dose

A healthcare worker receives a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine in Bangkok on August 9, 2021. Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The US has authorized third doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to adults over 65, and others at high risk of developing severe disease. Already, more than two million Americans know what it feels like to get a booster shot. The side effects, they say, are much like after a second shot, with some arm pain and fatigue. See more stories ...
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CDC director endorsed Pfizer booster shots for older Americans, people with underlying conditions, and those with higher risk on the job, partially breaking from advisory panel

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky REUTERS The CDC endorsed booster shots for Americans 65 and older and at-risk groups late Thursday. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky partially broke with the advisory panel, endorsing shots for those at higher risk due to their job. That could include healthcare workers, teachers, and grocery store employees, among others. See more stories on Insider's business page. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed booster shots of Pfizer's COVID-19 ...
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CDC advisors green-light Pfizer boosters for older Americans and people with underlying conditions - but reject extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA

A shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images An advisory committee to the CDC voted 15 to 0 to recommend Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and long term care facility (nursing home) residents on Thursday. They also voted to recommend booster shots for all adults with underlying medical conditions. The advisors voted 9-6 against recommending booster doses for adults who are "in an occupational or institutional setting" that puts t...
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CDC advisors voted in favor of Pfizer boosters for older Americans - but against extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA

A shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images An advisory committee to the CDC voted 15 to 0 to recommend Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and long term care facility (nursing home) residents on Thursday. They also voted to recommend booster shots for all adults with underlying medical conditions. The advisors voted 9-6 against recommending booster doses for adults who are "in an occupational or institutional setting" that puts t...
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FDA releases documents outlining Pfizer's case for COVID-19 booster shots

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA released documents Wednesday giving a look at Pfizer's case for COVID-19 booster shots. The data shows a third dose of Pfizer's shot raised antibody levels with no major safety concerns. An expert panel will make recommendations to the FDA on booster shots on Friday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Food and Drug Administration published documents on Wednesday that prov...
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The most common side effects to expect after your Pfizer booster: headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site

A health worker administers the Pfizer vaccine in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on August 29, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shot yields mild to moderate side effects, much like its second dose. Injection-site pain is most common after a booster, according to data released Wednesday. People who received a third dose of Pfizer's vaccine also frequently reported headaches and fatigue. See more stor...
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The CDC says vaccine protection is tumbling for older Americans, though they still work very well for younger people

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald The CDC released new data Friday suggesting that elderly adults don't have the same protection against hospitalization as others. According to one study, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization is only 75% among adults 75+, while it is 90% in under 75s. The reports, taken together, provide a compelling case for booster shots for older Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. US heal...
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Trump's former Surgeon General Jerome Adams says Biden officials must be more transparent to combat vaccine hesitancy

Former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams. GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Jerome Adams, the former surgeon general, practices medicine in Indiana and continues to be outspoken about public health. Adams spoke to Insider informing the public, saying officials must be more transparent about when kids can get vaccinated. "They keep moving the goalposts on us [regarding vaccine authorization for kids] and that's further hurting confidence," he said. See more stories on Insider's ...
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How to think about your immunity if you're one of the nearly 39 million Americans who've had COVID-19

A man receives a COVID-19 test at Los Angeles International Airport. Mario Tama/Getty Images A coronavirus infection doesn't guarantee long-term immunity. Experts advise people who've had COVID-19 to get vaccinated. Still, natural immunity seems to provide stronger, more lasting protection than vaccines alone. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's a staggering number: Nearly 39 million Americans have had confirmed coronavirus infections - almost 12% of the popul...
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Israel's vaccine pass will expire 6 months after the 2nd dose, meaning people will need booster shots to keep going to restaurants and bars

An Israeli girl receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 5. JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images Israel has set an expiration date on its vaccine pass, which enables access to restaurants and bars. A booster shot received within 5 months of the second dose extends the pass's validity by six months. Israel has already delivered more than 1.9 million boosters and all over 12 are now eligible. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel said its vaccine pass...
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How, where, and when to get your COVID-19 booster shot

Jamilette Mota, 17, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Josselyn Solano at a mobile clinic in Los Angeles, on April 20. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images People in the US who got the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible for a booster shot eight months after their second dose. J&J vaccine recipients are still waiting for further guidance. Here's how to get a booster once it's time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who got the...
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Biden says he and the first lady will get COVID-19 booster shots amid Delta surge

President Joe Biden. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Following his administration's announcement on booster shots, President Biden said he'll get one. If granted FDA approval, COVID-19 booster shots will become available starting on September 20. While COVID-19 shots are effective, vaccinated people's immunity wanes over time, per the CDC. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden told ABC News in a one-on-one interview that he ...
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New findings show vaccine effectiveness falls over time - which is why the Biden administration is recommending booster shots

A healthcare worker extracts the Moderna vaccine from a vial. Radek Mica/Getty Images Vaccinated Americans should get booster shots after eight months, health authorities said Wednesday. New data indicates that vaccine protection wanes over time, particularly in the face of Delta. The Biden administration had already recommended boosters for some immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna shoul...
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New findings show vaccine effectiveness falls over time - which is why the Biden administration just recommended booster shots

A healthcare worker extracts the Moderna vaccine from a vial. Radek Mica/Getty Images Vaccinated Americans should get booster shots after eight months, health authorities said Wednesday. New data indicates that vaccine protection wanes over time, particularly in the face of Delta. The Biden administration had already recommended boosters for some immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna shoul...
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Fauci says you'll eventually need to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Dr. Anthony Fauci. NBC News/Today COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are inevitable, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on the "Today" show Thursday. "No vaccine, at least not within this category, is going to have an indefinite amount of protection," he said. "Inevitably, there will be a time when we'll have to give boosts" to the general population, said Fauci. See more stories on Insider's business page. Those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will "inevitably" need booster shots, said Dr. ...
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A growing number of 'multi-vaxxers' are getting unauthorized booster shots. Most are mixing and matching.

COVID-19 vaccines cards at the Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bern Township, Pennsylvania on January 29, 2021. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images The FDA hasn't yet authorized booster shots, but a growing number of people are getting them anyway. Insider spoke with three people who received booster shots in the US, and one in Israel. All four "multi-vaxxers" said they wanted more protection against the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's ...
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WHO tells wealthy countries to stop giving out booster shots until poorer nations get more vaccines

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images The WHO is calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine boosters through the end of September. Some wealthy nations have begun booster campaigns while low-income countries are still largely unvaccinated. Israel, Germany, and France already have third shots rolling out or coming soon for certain groups. See more stories on Insider's business page. As some countries struggle to g...
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A San Francisco hospital is offering a dose of Pfizer's or Moderna's vaccine to people who got J&J

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images A San Francisco hospital is letting people who got Johnson & Johnson's vaccine get a dose of Pfizer's or Moderna's. J&J's shot may be the least effective against the Delta variant. But US regulators haven't recommended extra shots or boosters for any Americans yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. It'...
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Booster shots aren't necessary right now, US health agencies say. Pfizer is seeking authorization anyway.

A healthcare worker in the Netherlands receives the Pfizer vaccine on January 6, 2021. Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP Fully vaccinated Americans don't need booster shots right away, US health agencies said on Thursday. Pfizer announced earlier that day that it plans to seek authorization for a booster next month. The spread of the Delta variant has raised concerns about how long vaccine protection lasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pharmaceutical companies and d...
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Fauci says he's not going to waste his time with an antibody test, and neither should you

Dr. Anthony Fauci says "you don't have to all individually get a blood test" to know when vaccine protection is waning. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images / Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In the weeks after a COVID-19 infection or vaccine, neutralizing antibodies can wane. Other forms of immune protection are still ramping up in the body, standing guard against COVID-19. Fauci says antibody tests are a crude way to assess vaccine protection. Better answers are on the...
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Early findings indicate that mixing and matching coronavirus vaccines might improve your protection

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Mixing Pfizer and AstraZeneca doses yields a greater immune response than two doses of AstraZeneca. That's according to early data from a UK study, though it hasn't been peer reviewed yet. One expert thinks it will be beneficial to get an mRNA booster after J&J's single-dose shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. The evidence i...
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One year or 5? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Marianne Ayala/Insider Booster shots may not be medically necessary for another one to five years, disease experts wager. But pharmaceutical companies are prepping to distribute boosters to the US before the end of 2021. In either case, boosters probably won't require the same urgency as initial vaccines do. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next vaccine race is underway - this time for booster shots.Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax...
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Transplant patients 'desperate' for COVID vaccine protection are getting illicit 3rd doses - and it might be working for some

A doctor administers a second COVID-19 vaccine injection to a heart transplant recipient on February 20, 2021 at a hospital in Strasbourg, France. Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images It can be hard for people with transplant organs to derive the same benefits from vaccines as other people. A new study suggests giving them 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of 2, can help. See more stories on Insider's business page. For tens of thousands of Americans with suppressed or compromised...
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