MERCED COUNTY, CA—Recently, the CDC provided updated recommendations for COVID-19 booster shots specific to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Pfizer boosters are now FDA approved under Emergency Use Authorization. The CDC advises that the following individuals should receive a booster six months after their second dose of a two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech series:
In addition, the CDC advise that the following individuals may receive a booster six months after their second dose of a two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech series:
Only people who have received the Pfizer vaccine previously, and who completed their two-dose series at least six (6) months ago are eligible for the Pfizer booster dose. The CDC is currently evaluating data to make additional recommendations for those who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine; no boosters are currently authorized for either.
Booster shots are available through local healthcare providers and pharmacies, and are not currently available at mobile clinics. Consult your primary care provider to determine if you are eligible for a booster vaccine.
PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to get your booster shot from the same location where you were originally vaccinated.
Please remember to bring your vaccine card when you arrive to receive a booster shot.
You can schedule booster shots or first-dose vaccination appoints at MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling 1-833-422-4255.