Starting immediately, if you received your last dose of the Pfizer vaccine six months or more ago and fall into one of three high-risk groups, you can receive a booster, said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Those groups are:
1. People age 65 or older;
2. Anyone with a medical condition that puts them at a higher risk of severe illness with COVID, like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, and others;
3. People who work or live in a high-risk setting:
- First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
- Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
-"Depending on your location, you can get these shots at pharmacies, doctors’ offices, or vaccination sites," said Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 coordinator.
“Boosters will be free for everyone, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. No ID or insurance required,” he said.
-Pfizer announced this week that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children ages 5-11, meaning the vaccine could be approved for children as early as the end of October.