East Farmingdale, NY- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for millions of Americans. Just after midnight on Friday morning, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced that the following people should get a COVID-19 booster
- People age 65 and older
- residents in long term care settings
- people ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced that the following people may get a COVID-19 booster
- people ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions
- people ages 18-64 who are at increased risk because of their jobs
The extra dose would be given once they are at least six months past their last Pfizer shot.
New York State Governor Kathy Hoechul, had previously floated the idea of reopening mass vaccination centers to accommodate the demand for booster shots.
With the AP
Photo: FILE – In this May 21, 2021, file photo, licensed vocational nurse Angeline Gabuten administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at Providence Edwards Lifesciences vaccination site in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)