US advisers recommend updated COVID vaccine boosters

A panel of U.S. health advisers voted to recommend Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 boosters that target the newest omicron strains for people 12 and older.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to adopt the recommendation, the last step before shots can begin.

The panel will next vote on rival Moderna’s version of the booster update, to be used in adults only.

This is an update. AP’s earlier story follows below: