Atlanta, Georgia 2021-10-22 15:56:00 –
Atlanta (CBS46) — Georgia Public Health Authority (DPH) and Georgia-wide health districts, October 26, 2021, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These boosters add to the booster dose of the previously approved Pfizer vaccine.
For individuals who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster at least 6 months after the first two dose series.
65 years of age or older
18 years old or older living in a long-term care facility
18 years or older with underlying illness
18+ who work or live in a high-risk environment
Booster shots are also recommended for those who have received the J & J COVID vaccine and who are 18 years of age or older and who have been vaccinated more than 2 months ago.
Eligible individuals can choose which vaccine to inoculate as a booster dose. Some people prefer the type of vaccine they receive first, while others prefer another booster. CDC recommendations allow this type of mix-and-match administration of booster shots.
Over 50% of Georgians remain unvaccinated with COVID-19, leaving themselves and their children, families, loved ones, and communities vulnerable to infection. The DPH urges all qualified Georgians to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia and save lives.
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