CDC RECOMMENDATIONS

CDC RECOMMENDATIONS

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.