MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 23:48:02 +0000 FDA panel backs lower-dose Moderna COVID booster http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/5555ad5807594997937aec417dd724e3 A U.S. health advisory panel endorsed booster shots for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, voting to recommend a lower-dose shot for seniors and other high-risk groups. But it stressed there's no evidence it's time to open booster doses to everybody. (Oct. 14) 5555ad5807594997937aec417dd724e3 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 21:54:25 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++ONSCREEN GRAPHICS, SPLIT SCREEN AT SOURCE++U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATIONLocation unknown - 14 October 2021++EDIT STARTS ON SOUNDBITE++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Arnold Monto, FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee chair, reading voting question: "Do available data support the safety and effectiveness of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for use under EUA as a booster dose, 50 micrograms mRNA-1273, at least six months after completion of a primary series in the following populations?"++WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Kathleen Hayes, FDA's designated federal officer: "We do have a unanimous 19 out of 19 yes votes, and that concludes the voting portion."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Arnold Monto, FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee chair:"What we're going to be doing is talking about how comfortable we would be in extending some of these booster recommendations down to age, age groups down to 18."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Archana Chatterjee, committee member:"In this population, the people who are vaccinated appear to be protected. The disease primarily seems to be occurring in, in especially in this most severe form, in those who are unvaccinated. And the comment was made earlier today that that is really the group that we need to focus on on getting them vaccinated."++WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Paul Offit, committee member:"I'm uncomfortable with how we sort of trip down the line here regarding sort of now the thought of universal booster dosing, which I just think is wrong."++WHITE FLASH++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Michael Kurilla, committee member:"We can't just look at this as boost people every six months. It's not going to work."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:A panel of U.S. health advisers has endorsed booster shots for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. The advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted Thursday to recommend a lower-dose booster shot for seniors and other high-risk groups. But there's no evidence that it's time to open booster doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine to everybody, the panel stressed — despite initial Biden administration plans to eventually do that."I'm uncomfortable with how we sort of trip down the line here regarding sort of now the thought of universal booster dosing, which I just think is wrong," said advisory committee member Dr. Paul Offit. The coronavirus still is mostly a threat to unvaccinated people — while the vaccinated have strong protection against severe illness or death from COVID-19.Millions who got their initial Pfizer shots at least six months ago are already getting a booster of that brand. The FDA panel will discuss booster shots of Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Friday. Final decisions are expected next week. U.S. officials stress that the priority is to get shots to the 66 million unvaccinated Americans who are eligible.___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A U.S. health advisory panel endorsed booster shots for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, voting to recommend a lower-dose shot for seniors and other high-risk groups. But it stressed there's no evidence it's time to open booster doses to everybody. (Oct. 14) FDA panel backs lower-dose Moderna COVID booster