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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) plans to ask federal regulators early this week to authorize a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine, The New York Times reports. The company is the last of the three federally authorized vaccine providers to call for extra injections, amid mounting evidence that at least the elderly and other high-risk groups need more protection. Federal officials are increasingly worried that the more than 15 million Americans who received the J&J vaccine face too high a risk of severe Covid-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday scheduled an Oct. 15 meeting for an expert advisory committee to discuss whether to authorize emergency use of a J&J booster shot.

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