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Why the Confusion on Booster Shots?

It seems pretty clear to me!

I keep seeing stories about confusion on who is eligible for a third COVID-19 booster shot. It seems pretty clear to me. CDC guidance is below. The RIF principle is at work here: “reading is fundamental!”


Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

CDC recommends that people in the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2-dose Pfizer series:


People who may receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster include:

  • People ages 18–49 with an underlying medical condition
  • People ages 18–64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to working or residing in certain settings

People can talk to their healthcare provider about whether getting a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot is appropriate for them.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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