Here’s What You Should Know About The COVID-19 Booster Shot

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Who should get it?

As was the case with the first round of vaccines, frontline workers and at-risk groups are the top priority for the COVID-19 booster shot. The HHS reports that individuals who are fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can receive a booster shot eight months after having received their second shot. They add that some groups will be front of line. “The individuals who were fully vaccinated earliest in the vaccination rollout, including many health care providers, nursing home residents, and other seniors, will likely be eligible for a booster. We would also begin efforts to deliver booster shots directly to residents of long-term care facilities at that time, given the distribution of vaccines to this population early in the vaccine rollout and the continued increased risk that COVID-19 poses to them,” states the HHS.

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