CDC Updates COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

On Monday, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the CDC has strengthened its recommendation for booster doses for individuals ages 18 and older. Per the CDC, everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are six months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or two months after their initial J&J vaccine.

The CDC’s previous guidance authorized Americans to receive a booster shot. The CDC took the steps to strengthen its booster recommendation following the emergence of the Omicron variant worldwide.

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