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Global experts pan wider use of COVID vaccine booster dose

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An international group of vaccine experts, including two former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, said today that scientific evidence doesn't yet support the broader rollout of COVID-19 boosters.No drop in protection against severe diseaseThe group, which also includes experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), based its findings on a review of randomized clinical trials and observational studies.

The experts reported their findings today in a Viewpoint piece in The Lancet.Later this week, FDA advisors will discuss Pfizer-BioNTech's application for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses, and last week, the head of the WHO pushed for an extension of a moratorium on booster doses until the end of the year to allow more people in

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