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CDC expands eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots – Welia Health

CDC expands eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots

COVID-19 booster shot recommendations

As of October 21, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations.

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

The following groups are eligible for a booster shot at least 6 months after completion of the two-dose series:

  • Anyone 65+ years
  • Anyone 18+ years who lives in long-term care setting
  • Anyone 18+ years who has an underlying medical condition
  • Anyone 18+ years who works or lives in a high-risk setting

Johnson & Johnson

Booster shots are available at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose vaccine for individuals 18+ years.

Mix and match

Individuals can now “mix and match” booster doses.  Please consult with your primary care provider or pharmacist about whether mixing and matching is best for you.

Learn more about getting COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at Welia Health.