FDA says adults can now get Moderna's COVID-19 booster five months after getting the first two shots

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The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that adults who have been vaccinated with Moderna Inc.’s MRNA, -1.02% COVID-19 vaccine can get a booster dose five months after completing the primary series of shots. The previous recommendation was to wait six months. Moderna’s stock was down 0.2% in trading on Friday. The suggested window between getting BioNTech SE BNTX, -1.35% and Pfizer Inc.’s PFE, +1.60% was also recently shortened to five months from six months. “Today’s action also brings consistency in the timing for administration of a booster dose among the available mRNA vaccines,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a statement. Moderna’s stock has declined 15.2% so far this year, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.41% is down 1.4%.

Source: Marketwatch

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