The Food and Drug Administration is poised to amend the emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines Thursday to allow people with compromised immune systems to get a third dose, according to two sources familiar with the plans.
The move would come after a panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met in July and urged action on extra doses for immunocompromised adults.
Doctors say it is increasingly clear that many such patients are still vulnerable to COVID following vaccination because they may not mount an effective immune response to the shots.
On Wednesday, California state authorities announced that all teachers and staff in the public school system must be vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus testing.
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