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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Booster Shot Update for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series:

CDC recommends the following groups may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series based on their individual benefits and risks:

  • People aged 18 through 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions.
  • People aged 18 through 64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting. Per CDC, occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include frontline essential workers and health care workers including:
    1. First responders (health care workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff).
    2. Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers).
    3. Food and agriculture workers.
    4. Manufacturing workers.
    5. Corrections work
    6. Postal workers
    7. Public transit workers
    8. Grocery store workers

If you think you should receive a booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine due to occupational risk or underlying medical conditions, please discuss it with your medical provider.  If your doctor recommends this for you, you may receive your additional dose at locations providing COVID-19 vaccinations, including pharmacies, some healthcare providers and at the Lenawee County Health Department. Information regarding locations offering COVID-19 vaccinations in Lenawee County can be found at www.lenawee.mi.us.