Top medics say FDA decision shows the third dose is safe, even if ethical issues of access to vaccines remain

Following the final authorization by the United States on Wednesday of the booster shots of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for those in high-risk groups, Israeli health officials said that the decision represents a validation of Israel's own intensive inoculation campaign.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the booster shot for those aged 65 and upward as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure jobs.

“The decision reinforced our results that the third dose is safe,” Dr. Nadav Davidovitch, head of the school of public health at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University told the Associated Press, acknowledging that the rollout posed ethical issues, seeing as many countries have limited access to life-saving vaccines. ... Read More: i24