CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility
The CDC has adjusted their recommendation for when people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months.
Earlier this week CDC made this recommendation for recipients of a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. Now this recommendation has been extended to recipients of a Moderna primary series. This means that people 12 and older who initially received an mRNA vaccine series – two doses of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech – can now receive an mRNA booster shot 5 months after completing their initial series.
Recently the CDC also strengthened COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for children, now recommending that:
- Moderately to severely immunocompromised children ages 5–11 years receive an additional primary dose of Pfizer-BioNTech to ensure optimal protection from the vaccine.
- Children and teens ages 12–17 years should receive a booster shot.
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