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FDA advisory committee endorses third dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for specific groups

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FDA advisory committee endorses third dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for specific groups

FDA advisory committee endorses third dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for specific groups

The FDA Advisory Committee endorsed boosters of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for certain groups on Thursday.


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