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On September 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. This recommendation, in addition to the authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the COVID-19 virus and keep our community safe.

This updated interim guidance from CDC allows for millions of Americans who are at highest risk for COVID-19 to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to help increase their protection.

The CDC recommends:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,

  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,

  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and

  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Many of the people who are now eligible to receive a booster shot received their initial vaccine early in the vaccination program and will benefit from additional protection. With the Delta variant’s dominance as the circulating strain and cases of COVID-19 increasing significantly across the United States, a booster shot will help strengthen protection against severe disease in those populations who are at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19 or the complications from severe disease.

CDC will continue to monitor the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure appropriate recommendations to keep all Americans safe. CDC and FDA will also evaluate with similar urgency available data in the coming weeks to swiftly make additional recommendations for other populations or people who were vaccinated with the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 Vaccination are available here.

FDA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available: Pfizer; Moderna; Janssen (also known as Johnson & Johnson).

COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. There are several resources to find appointments near you.

If you are having difficulty finding an appointment or have other barriers to vaccination, please provide your information below and someone will be in contact with you within 2 business days.

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