October 6, 2021
Important update on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots
If you previously got 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you can get a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if you fall into one of these groups:
• You’re 65 and older,
• You’re 18+ and have certain underlying medical conditions, or
• You’re 18+ and work or live in a high-risk setting.
You can get your booster shot at least 6 months after you complete your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The booster shot can help strengthen and prolong your protection against COVID-19.
Visit CDC.gov for more information on other groups already vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine that may be eligible for a booster shot.
The Medicare Team
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare.gov, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention