Moderna submits request for COVID-19 booster shot to be made available to all adults

(NBCNC) — Moderna has resubmitted its request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine to be made available to everyone over 18.

Moderna boosters are currently available for people over 65, or those who are at high risk.

Approval from the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would open the door for tens of millions of Americans to receive a third shot of the vaccine.

Moderna originally submitted its application in September.

The FDA, which is expected to approve the Pfizer vaccine boosters for all adults as early as this week, must now review this latest submission from Moderna.

People who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are already eligible for a booster shot.