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Moderna COVID-19 boosters: FDA panel endorses lower-dose shots for seniors, high risk

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WASHINGTON - A panel of independent advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted to endorse lower-dose booster shots of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for seniors and other high-risk groups.The panel convened this week to review data and vote on whether the millions of Americans who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should get a booster shot.

On Friday, the panel will hear evidence for the J&J booster shot and will also look into the safety and effectiveness of mixing and matching different brands of vaccines — something regulators have not endorsed so far.U.S.

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