The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director signed off on the recommendation that all Americans aged 6 months and older receive the updated COVID booster on Tuesday amid rising cases and hospitalizations across the country.
It comes just a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized and approved the new shot.
The boosters made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were formulated to target variants that are currently circulating, which are related to XBB an offshoot of the omicron variant.
The advisory panel made the recommendation, which was then approved by director Dr. Mandy Cohen.
"Vaccination remains critical to public health and continued protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death," Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a statement.
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