Who is Eligible for Covid-19 Booster Shots?
The recommendation by the local and national public health departments is to get Covid-19 booster shots. With the emergence of yet another variant, it’s important to stay on top of the potentially-fatal virus by inoculation.
Last week, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention made a statement about the new variant, omicron, that evolved out of South Africa and was classified on November 25 by the World Health Organization.
“CDC is following the details of this new variant, first reported to the WHO by South Africa. We are grateful to the South African government and its scientists, who have openly communicated with the global scientific community and continue to share information about this variant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC.” The CDC is in the process of learning and gathering more about the strain and how it spreads.
That being said, the CDC is strengthening its campaign on booster shots stating that anyone who’s eligible should get the booster.
Eligibility consists of anyone over the age of 18 who has been fully vaccinated for at least six months with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Anyone who is 18 or older who has been vaccinated at least two months by the J & J vaccine is eligible for a booster shot.
Those planning to travel should stay up-to-date with travel restrictions and re-entry requirements. Do your due diligence before taking off. Information on requirements for the U.S. and other countries can be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/