CDC Updates COVID-19 Vaccine Interval for Certain Populations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance related to COVID-19 vaccines to recommend an eight-week period between the first and second doses of an mRNA vaccine for some people ages 12 and older, particularly males ages 12-39 due to an increased risk of myocarditis.

The CDC maintains its recommendation for a three-week interval for individuals 65 and older, immunocompromised individuals, and others who need rapid protection due to increased risk of community transmission or severe disease.

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