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A panel of U.S. medical experts on Tuesday called for omicron-specific boosters this fall, as anticipation mounts that COVID-19 vaccines will be needed on an ongoing seasonal basis, as is the case for influenza.

The committee, convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), voted 19 in favor and two against the measure after a day spent reviewing available data, including projections about future waves and early results from vaccine-makers.

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