CDC Announces Expansion of COVID Booster

Oct 22, 2021

Well-Being For All graphic with COVID vaccine, arm and heart

Here’s what the CDC said on October 21, 2021, about COVID booster shots: “For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

For…people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC