CDC Approves Booster Shots For Pfizer-BioNTech Recipients

September 25, 2021

Good news! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended booster shots for certain individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine which includes:

  • Individuals 65 years of age and older
  • Frontline workers ages 18 to 64 who are at risk of exposure
  • Long-term nursing home residents; and
  • Individuals with certain high-risk, underlying medical conditions.

Booster shots were previously approved for those who are immunocompromised in mid-August.
Although people who have received two vaccine doses still have significant protection against COVID-19, a third dose is a chance for older adults and those most at risk to reinforce their immunity. Those who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not yet eligible for booster shots.
Booster shots may be administered six months after the second vaccine dose. Those who are eligible for a booster shot can sign up at Booster shots will be available at hospital vaccine sites, at urgent care clinics and pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens.

It is important to note that high levels of demand may make appointments difficult to come by at first, but those who want booster shots will not have to wait long.
The COVID-19 vaccine is our greatest weapon against this deadly virus. As new variants continue to develop and spread, it is critical that everyone get vaccinated. I encourage all those that are eligible to sign up and get a booster shot to improve immunity against COVID-19.
If you have not gotten vaccinated, you can find a location near you by visiting
Stay safe and stay well.