COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Update

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Update

(Latest Update – as of 10/29/21)

The CDC has issued a recommendation on receiving a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (Janssen)’s COVID-19 Vaccine. These recommendations only apply to people who previously received the primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine). People can talk to their healthcare provider about whether getting a COVID-19 booster shot is appropriate for them.

Booster shots are available at all major pharmacies and health systems such as:

  • Chinese Hospital and Clinics
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Rite-Aid Pharmacy
  • Safeway Pharmacy
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Sutter Health

Other Locations can be found by logging onto CDC’s website at www.vaccines.gov

What You Need to Know on the COVID-19 Booster shot:

Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

  • CDC recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine):
    • people aged 65 years and older
    • residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings
    • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
      • Cancer
      • Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Chronic Lung Disease (including COPD)
      • Dementia
      • Diabetes
      • Down Syndrome
      • Heart Conditions
      • HIV Infection
      • Immunocompromised State
      • Liver Disease
      • Overweight or Obesity
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle Cell Disease
      • Smoking, current or former
      • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
      • Stroke
      • Substance Use Disorders
  • CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks:
    • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
      • Cancer
      • Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Chronic Lung Disease (including COPD)
      • Dementia
      • Diabetes
      • Down Syndrome
      • Heart Conditions
      • HIV Infection
      • Immunocompromised State
      • Liver Disease
      • Overweight or Obesity
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle Cell Disease
      • Smoking, current or former
      • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
      • Stroke
      • Substance Use Disorders
    • People aged 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

CDC recommends all adults 18 years or older may receive a booster shot of Johnson and Johnson (Janssen)’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 2 months after your shot.

Source: CDC Website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

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