INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Health says that any Hoosier aged 18 or older can now receive a booster dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines so long as they received their second dose at least six months ago.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday approved the administration of a booster dose of both vaccines for people aged 18 and older following the FDA’s decision to expand its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for boosters. Previously, the FDA had approved a third dose for immunocompromised individuals and had allowed boosters for individuals who met certain criteria.
Individuals may still choose which COVID-19 vaccine to receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. Individuals who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster two months or more after their initial dose.
Hoosiers aged 18 and older who want to obtain a booster dose should go to www.ourshot.in.gov or call 211 for assistance finding a location.
WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – The FDA is authorizing coronavirus booster shots for all adults from Pfizer and Moderna.
The move by regulators is just one step in the process needed to get shots into arms. The CDC still must have its say.
Right now, folks are eligible for a Moderna or Pfizer booster if they meet certain categories.
That includes individuals who are 65 and older or those 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions. The booster can be given at least six months after somebody gets their second shot.
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