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A vaccine expert advises young people not to get covid booster


Top vaccine expert advises that healthy young adults should not receive the COVID-19 booster shot, as “there is not clear evidence of benefit.”

Paul Offit is director of the Vaccine Educational Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a professor of pediatrics at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Offit is also a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Product Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). Offit was previously a member, prior to that, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunizing Practices.

Offit is also among the few experts who are cautious about the new COVID boosters.

On August 31, the FDA issued emergency use authorizations for (EUAs), COVID-19 boosters by Moderna or Pfizer BioNTech. The bivalent version is for booster use at least two months after booster or primary vaccination. Moderna’s mRNA booster shot is approved by FDA for adults aged 18 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech version for children 12 years or older is also authorized.

Offit advises young healthy people to forgo the booster shot.

During a CNN appearance…

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