Who in NY is Eligible to Receive the Covid Vaccine Booster Shot?
My wife is a special education teacher at a local middle school and she received her Pfizer booster shot on Friday. For those that are wondering she didn't experience any ill effect from the booster shot other than a sore arm and a red spot where she received the injection.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention has shown in studies that fully vaccinated people lose some of their immunity over time and that's the reason they are recommending these Pfizer booster shots. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson both are working on approval for their own version of the booster, but aren't approved yet.
Here are the current groups that are eligible to received booster shots if they received their Pfizer covid vaccination over six months ago.
According to the story at News 10, these are the groups that are eligible to receive the vaccine booster now.
- People aged 65 years and older and adults 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should get a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine booster shot.
- Residents aged 18 years and older of long-term care settings should get a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine booster shot.
- Adults aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may get a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.
- Adults aged 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may get a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.
- Adults aged 18–64 years who work or reside in certain settings (e.g., health care, schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters) may be at increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19.