Starting today, if you are six months out from your last dose of the Pfizer vaccine, you are eligible for a booster if you fall into one of three high risk groups:
1) You are 65 or older.
2) You have a medical condition that puts you at high risk of severe illness with Covid and these conditions include obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, chronic kidney disease and others.
3) You work or live in a setting where you are at high risk of exposure to Covid. This includes health care workers, teachers, those living in shelters or prisons and grocery store workers.
FDA is working with Moderna and J&J to get and process their data as quickly as possible with the goal of making booster recommendations for Moderna and J&J recipients in the coming weeks.
People should be able to get boosters at pharmacies, doctors' offices and sometimes at mass vaccination sites. Talk to your primary care provider to find out if you are eligible for the Pfizer booster shot.
The federal government website at vaccines.gov
has links to pages outlining who is eligible for a booster shot and has lists of locations where shots are available.
Disclaimer: The information is intended to provide general education for patients and their families. The information provided does not constitute medical or health care advice for any individual and is not a substitute for medical and other professional advice and service.