The CDC recently released its recommendations for COVID-19 boosters for
individuals who are at least six months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech
primary series (i.e., the first two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine). The
CDC has outlines two categories of recommendation based on the severity
of need, those who should receive a booster, and those who may receive one.
- Individuals who are ages 65 and over or those between the ages of 50-64
with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster.
- Individuals ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster.
- Individuals at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because
of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster. (i.e.
healthcare workers, prison workers, grocery store workers, teachers)
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