Pfizer and partner BioNTech are going to seek the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration possibly this week to expand Covid-19 booster shot eligibility to 16- and 17-year-olds. Currently, 18 and older are eligible for booster shots six months after receiving the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
According to the Washington Post, the regulators are expected to approve on the booster shot request quickly.
Eligible people can receive the Jonson & Johnson booster shot two months after getting the single-dose vaccine.
President Joe Biden on Monday urged Americans to get vaccinated and schedule boosters, he called the shots "the best protection” against the Omicron or any of the variants.