Appointments are open to the all groups:
- Ages 12 + (Pfizer 12 +, Moderna & J&J 18+)
Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky signed off on the recommendations for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after advisers approved them Thursday.
She endorsed the recommendations but went further — also recommending a third dose for workers in high-risk settings and those in institutional settings.
“This updated interim guidance from CDC allows for millions of Americans who are at highest risk for COVID-19 to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to help increase their protection,” the agency said in a statement.
The CDC now says that people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should get a booster, and so should people 50 to 64 years old who have an underlying medical condition.
Those 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions, and those 18 to 64 who are at an increased risk because of an occupational or institutional setting, “may” get a shot, the CDC says.
FDA advisory panel unanimously endorses Moderna’s Covid vaccine booster for some groups
Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously Thursday in favor of authorizing booster shots of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, those 18 to 64 with risk factors for severe Covid-19, and those whose jobs put them at high risk for serious complications of Covid-19, such as health care workers.
After hours of deliberation, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-to-0 that the Moderna booster should be authorized for these groups at least six months after receiving their second dose. The panel also discussed at what point boosters should be recommended to all adults over 18, saying that at this point it is far too soon to consider the matter.
Key takeaways from this week’s data (as of 10/12/2021):
- Close to 2.4 million Maricopa County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine — which is almost 54% of the total population.
- Over 4.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given to Maricopa County residents.
- In the last week, ~8,000 doses of vaccine were given to Maricopa County residents daily.
- Almost 54% of all Maricopa County residents, almost 62% of Maricopa County residents 10 years and older, and over 65% of adults 18 years and older have received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine.