CDC Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots For SomeAugust 13, 2021 2:37 pm
Since the COVID-19 vaccine was introduced there has been a continuing conversation and additional research being done about if and when a booster shot may be needed for those who received the original two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) who had been indicating that booster shots were not immediately necessary issued guidance on the need for a booster shot for some Americans. Those who the CDC is recommending get the booster shots include;
- People who are immunocompromised in some manner
- Patients who have undergone solid organ transplants
- Those who are especially vulnerable to infections
- Those with a reduced ability to fight infections
The CDC said that in light of the recent surge in COVID cases, this small group of people would benefit from receiving a booster shot of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. They are not recommending that anyone else get a booster shot at this time, although that guidance can certainly change.