COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/18/2021 - 19:01
Vaccine Boosters

The New Jersey Department of Health states, "If you received your second dose of Pfizer 6 months ago and are 65 or older, a long-term care resident, an adult with underlying medical conditions, or an adult at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure because of your job, you are now eligible for a Pfizer booster shot. If you, a friend, or a family member meets the above criteria or would like more information on eligibility and assistance in finding a nearby location to receive the booster dose, please call 855-568-0545 or go online to covid19.nj.gov/finder. Boosters have not yet been approved for those who received the Moderna or J&J vaccine - stay tuned for further information on booster approval.

 

On September 22nd, the FDA authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine to people 65 and older and to certain populations

"Today [September 22, 2021], the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in:

  • individuals 65 years of age and older;
  • individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19; and
  • individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19."

The CDC issued a statement on the booster recommendations here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0924-booster-recommendations-.html

According to the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub, "If you are 65 or older, a long-term care resident, an adult with underlying medical conditions, or an adult at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure because of your job, you are eligible for a "booster shot" of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at any vaccine location, at least six months after your second shot."

 

For the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 Vaccines:

Food and Drug Administration's page on COVID-19 Vaccines

 

More Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot:

 

Last updated: 2021/09/27

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