CDC says Pfizer-jabbed should get booster even sooner now — Analysis
Officials in the health sector have reduced the time frame within which citizens can get Covid jab.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people who received Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination should receive a booster shot one month sooner than originally proposed.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended the accelerated timeline on Monday, and the CDC agreed, shortening the window for a booster from six months after you’re fully vaccinated to only five.
Rochelle Walsky, Director at CDC, cited Omicron and a sudden spike in US-based cases as factors for the shift. After Monday’s recommendation by the FDA for third doses of Pfizer for this age group, she said that health officials would also discuss boosters for 12-15-year-olds.
Those who received the Moderna vaccine are still recommended to wait six months after their doses, while Johnson & Johnson recipients have been told to get a booster only two months after their single-dose jabs.
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The CDC also stated that children between the ages of five and eleven years old can be enrolled with “moderately to severe weakened immune systems”You are only eligible for boosters 28 days following your initial vaccinations. This age group is only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
Following the announcement by the US of a record 1 million coronavirus infections Monday (primarily due to Omicron), the new recommendations were made.
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