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This past Thursday, CDC’s independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended certain populations receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least six months after the completion of one’s first 2 Pfizer vaccines. As a result, the CDC Director also recommended a booster dose for those who may be at a higher risk of being exposed to COVID due to one’s job and work environment.
CDC recommends the following:
The resources below from the CDC have been updated to reflect this new Pfizer booster recommendation; but in the meantime, please be aware that these resources will continue to be revised as needed:
ACIP will continue to meet to evaluate new data and may recommend booster shots for other populations and vaccine recipients soon.
Along with last Friday’s recommendation, CDC and ACIP emphasized that the populations most vulnerable to COVID-19 are those who are unvaccinated, and the nation’s priority should remain getting everyone fully vaccinated with their primary series. Please visit How to Find a Spot to Take Your Shot to schedule a COVID vaccine for you and/or your loved ones.
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Download Media Release COVID-19 - September 23, 2021 (PDF)