It seems like something new is coming out every week recently! Here’s all the new information on C0V1DI9 vaccines that have been announced since our last email:
More Booster Shots – Pfizer booster vaccines has been approved by the CDC,FDA, and ACIP.
You are eligible for a booster vaccine if it has been at least 6 months since you received your second Pfizer vaccine and meet one of the following criteria:
Immunocompromised status (see previous email)
- 65 years or older
- 18 years or older AND:
- Work in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
- Work in a high-risk profession (healthcare workers, first responders teachers, retail and restaurant workers, public transportation workers, food processing workers, etc)
- Have a high risk medical condition (obesity, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, etc)
- Live in a place with many people (homeless shelter, correctional facilities, migrant farm housing, school dorms, etc)
More details on booster vaccines can be found HERE.
You do not need to show proof in order to get a booster vaccine. Boosters are not yet recommended for those who have received Moderna or J&J. The FDA plans to meet later this month to discuss this. Data on booster vaccines in younger or healthier populations does not seem to necessary at this time. Data will continue to be reviewed.
Pfizer Vaccines for Younger Children
- Pfizer has released data documenting C0V1DI9 vaccine safety and robust immune response in children 5-11 years old
- Still given as a two vaccine series but at a smaller dose than what is given for adults
- FDA will meet at the end of October to review the data and make a recommendation
- Emergency Use Authorization will likely not happen until November or December 2022.
Troy Jackson, MD
Wild Health Asheville