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CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Contact: Media Relations
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Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorizationexternal icon and CDC’s recommendation for use are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the virus and keep Americans safe.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Millions of people are newly eligible to receive a booster shot and will benefit from additional protection. However, today’s action should not distract from the critical work of ensuring that unvaccinated people take the first step and get an initial COVID-19 vaccine. More than 65 million Americans remain unvaccinated, leaving themselves – and their children, families, loved ones, and communities– vulnerable.

Available data right now show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.

The following is attributable to Dr. Walensky:

“These recommendations are another example of our fundamental commitment to protect as many people as possible from COVID-19. The evidence shows that all three COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are safe – as demonstrated by the over 400 million vaccine doses already given. And, they are all highly effective in reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even in the midst of the widely circulating Delta variant.”

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ALL 3 Covid-19 Vaccines are now available.  You can fill out your questionnaire and make an appointment online OR just walk in and fill out your paperwork in person.

We are now accepting online appointments for anyone 18 years and older for the Moderna and Johnson& Johnson.  For ages 12 and up, we are accepting appointment for PFIZER Vaccines. 

Moderna Covid-19 (with follow-up appointment automatically scheduled for 28 days later at same time) Click blue link below regularly to see availability.  

https://ashlandpharmacy.as.me/covidmoderna

Janssen Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 – the only 1 dose vaccine with no follow-up required 

https://ashlandpharmacy.as.me/covidjanssen

ALL 3 Covid-19 Vaccines are now available.  You can fill out your questionnaire and make an appointment online OR just walk in and fill out your paperwork in person.

We are now accepting online appointments for anyone 18 years and older for the Moderna and Johnson& Johnson.  For ages 12 and up, we are accepting appointment for PFIZER Vaccines. 

Moderna Covid-19 (with follow-up appointment automatically scheduled for 28 days later at same time) Click blue link below regularly to see availability.  

https://ashlandpharmacy.as.me/covidmoderna

Janssen Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 – the only 1 dose vaccine with no follow-up required 

https://ashlandpharmacy.as.me/covidjanssen

ALL 3 Covid-19 Vaccines are now available.  You can fill out your questionnaire and make an appointment online OR just walk in and fill out your paperwork in person.

We are now accepting online appointments for anyone 18 years and older for the Moderna and Johnson& Johnson.  For ages 12 and up, we are accepting appointment for PFIZER Vaccines. 

Moderna Covid-19 (with follow-up appointment automatically scheduled for 28 days later at same time) Click blue link below regularly to see availability.  

https://ashlandpharmacy.as.me/covidmoderna

Janssen Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 – the only 1 dose vaccine with no follow-up required 

https://ashlandpharmacy.as.me/covidjanssen

We are following guidelines from CDC regarding booster shots. We will make the appointment times available for those who qualify for the Covid-19 booster.

About an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Effective August 13, 2021, CDC recommends that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised receive an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least 28 days after the completion of the initial mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series. Available data show that these people don’t always build adequate levels of protection after an initial 2-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series. The data also show that they may benefit from receiving an additional dose of an mRNA vaccine to develop as much protection as possible against COVID-19.

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.