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The Weekly: Extra vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients, sunscreens under scrutiny and more

August 13, 2021

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FDA authorizes extra vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients to bolster protection against the coronavirus

FDA authorizes extra vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients to bolster protection against the coronavirus

THURSDAY, August 12, 2021 (The Washington Post)—Regulators took steps Thursday to shore up the defenses of millions of vulnerable Americans against the coronavirus, authorizing extra doses of two widely used vaccines for some people with weakened immune systems.

The action by the Food and Drug Administration means that additional shots could be available as soon as this weekend for patients who have received organ transplants or have certain types of cancer or other illnesses.

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After Slow Year For HPV Shots, Officials Urge Parents To Get Kids Inoculated
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