The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved booster injections (booster) Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for some people who had their first vaccination at least six months ago.
Frontline workers – teachers, health care workers and others with jobs that put them at risk of contracting COVID – will be able to accept booster These include people aged 65 years and over, residents of nursing homes, and other people between the ages of 50 and 64 who have comorbidities.
Rochelle Walensky adds frontline workers to the list of those eligible booster prepared by a CDC advisory panel.
Walensky’s move puts the CDC in line with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) move about who gets the injections. booster Pfizer. The FDA’s recommendations on Wednesday (22/9) cover frontline workers.
Also included in the eligibility recommendations are persons aged 18 to 49 who have comorbidities. [uh/lt]