Today, Rochelle P. Walensky (CDC Director), M.D., M.P.H. endorsed the CDC ACIP, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP), expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults aged 18 and older who have received an Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna vaccination at least six months following their second dose.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization and the CDC recommendation for use are the most important next steps in our country’s booster programme – – a program that will enhance protection against death from COVID-19 and disease.
The CDC urges 47 million adults not yet vaccinated, to be vaccinated as quickly as possible to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. We also urge those who were already eligible – the elderly population and those with underlying medical conditions – to have their boosted before the holidays.
Anyone can search for vaccines close to them on vaccines.gov and can consult their doctor or local pharmacist if have questions about vaccinations or boosters.
Dr. Walensky is responsible for the following:
“After an extensive scientific review the unanimous vote today examined the current state of the pandemic and the most up-to-date vaccine effectiveness data over time and reviewed safety data from people who have received a COVID-19 booster or primary vaccine series. Booster shots have been proven to be effective in boosting the immune system of individuals and reducing adverse consequences. They are an important public health tool that will assist in strengthening our defenses against the virus. Based on the compelling evidence that all adults over the age of 18 should have equal access to a COVID-19 booster dose.”
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