F.D.A. Authorizes Updated Covid Booster Shots Targeting Omicron Subvariants

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first redesign of coronavirus vaccines since they were rolled out in late 2020, setting up millions of Americans to receive new booster doses targeting Omicron subvariants as soon as next week.

The new formulation arrives as roughly 90,000 infections and 475 deaths are still being recorded daily around the United States, more than two years into a pandemic that has killed more than a million Americans and driven a historic drop in life expectancy.

New York Times Article Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/31/us/politics/covid-booster-shots-variants.html