CDC overrules panel to back Covid boosters for at-risk workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday overruled its own panel of health experts to back Pfizer Covid vaccine booster shots for individuals at high risk of exposure because of their jobs. 

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"In a pandemic, even with uncertainty, we must take actions that we anticipate will do the greatest good," she said in a statement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday overruled its own panel of health experts to back Pfizer Covid vaccine booster shots for individuals at high risk of exposure because of their jobs. 
CDC director Rochelle Walensky said the agency had to act on "complex, often imperfect data" for the greater good of public health.
"In a pandemic, even with uncertainty, we must take actions that we anticipate will do the greatest good," she said in a statement.

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