FDA panel votes to update COVID vaccines for omicron

SILVER SPRING, Md. (ADAMS) – An FDA advisory panel is voting to recommend updating COVID vaccines specifically designed to fight the omicron variant.

The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-to-two in favor of the decision to endorse omicron-specific boosters.

While the FDA is not required to follow committee suggestions, the agency usually does.

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