Scientific experts from the FDA have come out in favor of injecting a 3rd dose of Pfizer vaccine to all Americans over 65, but oppose it for the general population.
A third dose of vaccine for those 65 and over, but not for the youngest. After a day of debate, the experts of the advisory committee of the United States Medicines Agency (FDA) made two decisions concerning the injection of a third dose in the United States.
Experts were unanimous on the need for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for all Americans over the age of 65 or at risk. However, they are against this third injection in the general population. This is a setback for President Joe Biden who wanted to launch a recall campaign.
According to experts, the third injection is necessary for people at high risk of developing a severe form of the disease, six months after the second dose. They also believe that caregivers should be included among these “high risk” people.
Experts worry about injecting 3rd dose to all Americans
But this panel also expressed its concerns about the possible side effects that an additional dose of the vaccine would generate if it were administered to the entire population, especially among the youngest. She is thus opposed to the Biden administration’s major recall campaign aimed at adults. Scientists notably mentioned concerns about the risks of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, in young adolescents and adults.