Who qualifies for a COVID-19 booster?

 Who qualifies for a COVID-19 booster?

Eligible individuals can choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. many individuals prefer the type of vaccine they originally received, and others may like to receive

Various boosters. (CDC) recently announced new recommendations for booster shots for COVID-19.

Besides the Pfizer-BioNTech booster, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are now approved as boosters for some residents.

CDC guidelines state that for individuals who have received the Pfizer or Moderna, the following groups are eligible for a booster dose six months or more after the initial series:

• 65 years and over

• Age 18+ living in long-term care settings

• Age 18+ with if he has a medical conditions

• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk locations

CDC states that booster shots for the nearly 15 million people who have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are recommended for those 18 years of age or older who were vaccinated two months or more ago.

Also, eligible individuals can choose the vaccine they receive as a booster dose. The CDC's recommendations now allow for this type of mix-and-match booster dose.

Vaccines are our best defense against COVID-19. If you have not received the vaccination or are eligible to receive a booster dose, please do so as soon as possible. Lee Health offers a community vaccination clinic located within the Gulf Coast Medical Center, where you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine or booster at no cost to you.

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