The FDA has already authorized Pfizer and Moderna boosters for individuals with compromised immune systems (like people with cancer or who had organ transplants). If you think you have a compromised immune system, talk to your doctor about whether you should receive a booster.
The FDA has also authorized Pfizer boosters for:
- Individuals 65 and older and residents in long-term care settings.
- Individuals ages 18-64 with underlying health conditions at high risk of severe COVID-19.
- Individuals ages 18-64 who are frequently exposed to SARS-CoV-2, such as at work or in a school or hospital, and are at high risk of serious complications from COVID-19.
The CDC is currently recommending Pfizer boosters only for those who received their primary vaccination series with Pfizer. Patients should wait until six months after their second Pfizer dose before receiving a booster.
We are closely monitoring this rapidly changing situation. You can stay up to date by visiting your state’s vaccine website.