CDC Strengthens Booster Recommendation

On November 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthened its guidance to recommend a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines for all adults ages 18 years or older who completed their primary vaccination more than six months ago. See the CDC statement This recommendation aligns with and follows the Federal Drug Administration’s authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines as a booster and supplements previous guidance on boosters for other COVID-19 vaccines, covered in this bulletin  The following resources are available to help health centers understand what this means: and