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Some in US getting COVID-19 boosters without FDA approval

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 13:26:49-04

DENVER (AP) — An untold number of Americans have managed to get COVID-19 booster shots even though the U.S. government hasn't approved them.

They're doing so by taking advantage of the nation’s vaccine surplus and loose tracking of those who have been fully vaccinated.

Gina Welch says she got a booster by telling a clinic it was first shot. The 26-year-old graduate student from Maine has asthma and a liver condition.

An Associated Press review of a database run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found health care providers have reported more than 900 instances of people getting a third dose.

However, reporting is voluntary.