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Keidy Ventura, 17, receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in West New York, N.J. Pfizer has asked federal regulators to expand the eligibility for booster shots to include 16- and 17-year-olds. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Booster shots are authorized for all U.S. adults, but some are wondering if they need them. A nurse fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech dose at a pop-up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles. Robyn Beck /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The federal government moves closer to expanding booster shots for everyone

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What to know ahead of the authorization for Pfizer's COVID booster

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COVID-19 cases are rising again in the U.S.

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New guidance goes against taking an aspirin daily

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A long-running decline in COVID-19 cases nationally masks some trouble spots emerging in the upper half of the United States. The disease is hitting states in the Mountain West such as Colorado, Utah and Wyoming especially hard, but even parts of the Northeast have dealt with a worrying surge in cases and hospitalizations. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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COVID is down in the U.S., but some regions are still experiencing outbreaks

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People with substance use disorder are more vulnerable to COVID-19

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Booster shots are now recommended for millions of Americans. Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday via Getty Images hide caption

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What you need to know about COVID boosters

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What to know about your risk of a serious or fatal breakthrough COVID infection

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Task force says most people should not take daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack

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Registered nurse Christie Lindog works at the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, Calif., on Sept. 2. Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospitals brace for an onslaught this winter, from flu as well as COVID

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