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Pfizer COVID Booster Now Available

CDC recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine): people aged 65 years and older, residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings, and people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions. CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks: people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions, and people aged 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting. These recommendations only apply to people who previously received a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine).People can talk to their healthcare provider about whether getting a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot is appropriate for them. Booster doses have not yet been authorized for individuals who have received Johnson and Johnson or Moderna. Register for your Pfizer booster at www.bchd.us or call 618-664-1442 for assistance.

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