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FDA OKs COVID-19 booster shots for adult general population

/ 01:23 PM December 01, 2021

THIRD SHOT A senior citizen conquers her fear of injection needles and gets her COVID-19 booster shot at Justo Lukban Elementary School in Manila on Tuesday, the second day of the government inoculation rollout for the elderly, health workers, and immunocompromised people who are eligible for a third shot. —MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the administration of COVID-19 booster shots to the adult general population.

In a text message to INQUIRER.net on Wednesday, FDA Director-General Eric Domingo said the administration of booster doses for individuals aged 18 and above was approved on Monday.

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He said the “same brands and combinations” like those recommended for health workers, senior citizens, and immunocompromised individuals will be applied to booster shots for the adult general population. He added that the Department of Health will issue guidelines for this latest development.

Previously, only healthcare workers, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals are the ones who were approved to receive booster shots and third doses against the coronavirus starting November.

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