If you qualify, will you be getting the Rona booster shot?

Elderly Las Vegas Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

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The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a Rona booster shot for people over the age of 65 or at high risk and who had the first two shots at least six months ago.

The White House won't be pleased because they wanted the booster for everyone.

According to a press release, the rule change will effect the following:

  • 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 ruling only applies to those who have received the Pfizer Vax.

“Today’s action demonstrates that science and the currently available data continue to guide the FDA’s decision-making for COVID-19 vaccines during this pandemic. After considering the totality of the available scientific evidence and the deliberations of our advisory committee of independent, external experts, the FDA amended the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for a booster dose in certain populations such as health care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, among others,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “This pandemic is dynamic and evolving, with new data about vaccine safety and effectiveness becoming available every day. As we learn more about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including the use of a booster dose, we will continue to evaluate the rapidly changing science and keep the public informed.”

So if you fall into any of these groups and have had the first two Pfizer shots, will you be getting the booster?

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