The New Jersey Department of Health states, "If you received your second dose of Pfizer 6 months ago and are 65 or older, a long-term care resident, an adult with underlying medical conditions, or an adult at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure because of your job, you are now eligible for a Pfizer booster shot. If you, a friend, or a family member meets the above criteria or would like more information on eligibility and assistance in finding a nearby location to receive the booster dose, please call 855-568-0545 or go online to covid19.nj.gov/finder. Boosters have not yet been approved for those who received the Moderna or J&J vaccine - stay tuned for further information on booster approval.
"Today [September 22, 2021], the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in:
- individuals 65 years of age and older;
- individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19; and
- individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19."
The CDC issued a statement on the booster recommendations here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0924-booster-recommendations-.html
For the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 Vaccines:
More Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot:
- Who should receive additional COVID-19 vaccine doses? (New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub)
- Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots (Mayo Clinic News Network)
- Why Do Some People Need a Third Dose of the COVID Vaccine? (Michigan Medicine)
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Last updated: 2021/12/01