FDA clears way for millions to get additional COVID-19 boosters

  • A person receives a COVID-19 vaccination dose during a free distribution of COVID-19 rapid test kits for those who received vaccination shots or booster shots, at Union Station on Jan. 7 in Los Angeles. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators cleared second booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc. and the partnership of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE for adults 50 and older, making millions more people eligible for the shots as concern grows about a potential new wave of infections.