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Full approval could encourage more people to get vaccinated and raises the prospect of off-label use.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
Trial will assess antibody response in people who did not respond to two-dose regimen.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
The protein subunit vaccine provides 100% protection against moderate or severe disease, hospitalization and death.
While the number of breakthrough cases is not trivial, it represents a miniscule proportion of people who are fully vaccinated.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents; trials for younger children are now underway.
Cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s would be the initial focus for the proposed agency within the National Institutes of Health.
People with immune deficiency may not respond as well to vaccines but could still gain some protection.
The CDC and FDA confirmed that the vaccine is safe, and said the recent pause should be lifted for all groups.
The guidelines offer updated advice about wearing masks and social distancing within small groups.
On April 15, full and free access to all virtual session recordings from the HIV and COVID-19 conference will be provided online.
Many with hep C or another liver disease have questions about what the side effects of COVID vaccines might be.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop in the United States, but a global pandemic cannot be defeated in one country.
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