UPDATED Pfizer Booster Eligibility
As of January 4, 2022:
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that Pfizer recipients who have completed their initial COVID-19 vaccine series can get a booster shot at five months instead of six months, expanding protection against COVID-19 to more people sooner.
- The CDC also recommended that moderately or severely immunocompromised children ages 5 to 11 be able to receive a third dose 28 days after their second shot, which will help strengthen protections for this vulnerable population. Eligibility for these groups is effective immediately.
- The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for boosters in individuals ages 16 and up and is currently the only vaccine authorized and recommended for children ages 5-11.
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