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US government advisory panel backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters only for elderly, people with high risk

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Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. The twin votes represented a heavy blow to the Biden administration's sweeping effort to shore up nearly all Americans' protection.