FDA support The dose is increased, international travel restrictions are ended, and vaccine authorization rules are progressing. Here is what you should know:
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FDA approves increased dose of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
Today, an FDA advisory committee Signed the second dose The lens of Johnson & Johnson. Compared with any kind of mRNA vaccine, the number of Americans receiving this vaccine is much less, so the overall data is less, but the organization recommends that recipients are over 18 years old two months after the first vaccination, they can get a second dose vaccine.On Thursday, the same committee unanimously recommended a booster injection for the recipient Modern vaccine People over 65 or belonging to several other disadvantaged groups.this The next step in the process The CDC advisory team will discuss the additional dose at a meeting scheduled for next week. If they approve, the distribution can start soon.
Pfizer vaccine’s first booster and third dose are approved in the U.S. In August, Since then, Biden Tout extra shots As an effective way for disadvantaged Americans to protect themselves.But the booster has Not without controversy, Especially because many countries in the world are still struggling to get the initial dose.
Pandemic travel restrictions lifted worldwide
The Biden administration announced today that from November 8th, it will cancel Travel restrictions Serving fully vaccinated tourists from 33 different countries outside the United States (including some European countries, China, and Iran). For passengers from places outside of these approved countries, there will be more stringent requirements.Next month, the United States will also lift restrictions on the entry of fully vaccinated travelers Overland from Canada or Mexico. Different border policies will still apply to immigrants.
Outside the United States, many other countries have also eliminated strict travel requirements that have been implemented during most of the pandemic.Australian officials said they were vaccinated Passengers coming to Sydney Isolation will no longer be required starting next month. 19 months later, India is about to start Foreign tourists allowed again.with Bali with Malaysia It will also be open to vaccinated tourists soon.
Despite resistance, government vaccine authorization rules are still under final review
Last month, President Biden instructed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop rules regarding the company’s vaccine authorization, and Earlier this week The agency submits its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget for final review.Some state attorneys said they will CountermeasuresHowever, many companies have implemented their own agreements in accordance with the President’s executive order.For example, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines recently Maintain their employee authorization Although both are located in Texas, the governor there has banned such policies. Another aerospace company, Boeing, Recently joined the ranks Organizations that require workers to perform injections.