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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends Pfizer and Moderna boosters for adults 65-plus and people 18-plus with an underlying health condition or who work or live in settings that put them at high risk of COVID-19 exposure.
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Common questions
Who is eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?
COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are: 65 years and older Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings
Is the Pfizer COVID-19 booster safe?
The additional dose was safe and tolerable, and consistent with what was known about the vaccine, the companies said. The study was carried out while the highly contagious Delta variant was prevalent, the companies said, suggesting the booster helps protect against the contagious strain.
Can you get a Moderna vaccine booster after Pfizer?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that people can get boosters that are different from the vaccine they originally received. So if you got Pfizer six months ago, you could get a booster from Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, as long as you are eligible otherwise.
Are there side effects to the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?
Common ones include pain surrounding the injection site, fatigue, muscle soreness, headache, fever, swelling, joint pain, chills, redness and nausea, according to the CDC.
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