U.S. FDA advisers recommend inclusion of Omicron component for COVID boosters

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FILE PHOTO: Illustration shows test tube labelled "COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive

(Reuters) – Advisers to the U.S Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday overwhelmingly recommended the inclusion of an Omicron component for COVID-19 booster vaccines in the fall.

The panel of advisers voted 19-2 in favor of the recommendation.

(Reporting by Leroy Leo in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)