FDA Approves Moderna Booster; Meets Soon to Consider Pfizer Vaccine For Ages 5-11.
By Laura Hamilton email@example.com (10/15/2021
The FDA met Thursday, October 14th and unanimously approved giving booster shots of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and those with compromised immune systems. Ruth Fonder, pharmacist at Nord’s Pharmacy and Gifts in Fosston expects the Moderna booster to be available in about a week and a half.
The FDA will be meeting at the end of October to consider approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-12.
The last flu season was relatively mild due to mask wearing and social distancing to guard against Covid-19.
With Covid-19 getting\most of the the publicity in the push to get more of the population vaccinated against the virus it’s also important to get your yearly flu shot as we may see an uptick in flu cases with the easing of corona virus restrictions. Pharmacist Ruth Fonder says they have been very busy with vaccinations at Nord’s Pharmacy.
Another vaccine that you may not hear as much about lately but is very important as you get older is the shingles vaccine. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix separated by 2 to 6 months, to prevent shingles and the complications from the disease. Shingles is a viral infection that’s accompanied by a painful rash. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
They are happy to answer any questions you may have about vaccinations at Nord’s Pharmacy in Fosston. Call 435-6646 or stop in at the store in downtown Fosston.