FDA panel rejects White House decision to distribute booster shots

The White House had hoped to start giving out booster shots to the public as soon as today, but an FDA panel overwhelmingly rejected that plan.
Now, it is recommending Pfizer and BioNTech's boosters for people in a certain age group.
That was voted on unanimously.
Right now, the panel does recommend boosters for people who are 65 years old and up, as well as those at high risk for severe diseases.
As far as the rest of the population, the panel of experts voiced frustration and said Pfizer provided little data on the safety of extra doses.
However, Dr. Anthony Fauci says more data is on the way.
Dr. Fauci says, "They're going to continue to look at this, literally in real time, more data will be coming in on both safety for younger individuals, efficacy, both from Israel, other countries, as well as our substantial cohorts, that the CDC is following. So, the story is not over yet. I think people need to understand that. This is not the end of the story."
People should check with their doctor first to see if they qualify for the booster shot.