COVID-19 Booster Shots Available Next Month to Individuals Fully Vaccinated with Moderna, Pfizer


They are prepared to offer the COVID-19 booster shots starting on September 20. The third dose of the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA messenger vacciners are still subject toauthorization from the FDA and the CDC.

“We have developed a plan to begin offering these booster shots this fall subject to FDA conducting an independent evaluation and determination of the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines and CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issuing booster dose recommendations based on a thorough review of the evidence. We are prepared to offer booster shots for all Americans beginning the week of September 20 and starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose. At that time, the individuals who were fully vaccinated earliest in the vaccination rollout, including many health care providers, nursing home residents, and other seniors, will likely be eligible for a booster.” according to the U.S. public health and medical experts.

In addition, they will also start giving booster shots directly to residents of long-term facilities at the time given. This population received vaccination during the early rollout of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The disease remains to pose high risk to residents at long-term care facilities.

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