Officials are working to help clear up confusion with the public regarding the COVID-19 booster shot.
Many people feel confused on whether they can or can’t get the booster because there are so many requirements and factors.
The CDC also recently announced it was okay to mix and match boosters, meaning it doesn’t matter what kind you get.
The biggest factor is timing. You can’t get a booster until it’s been at least 6 months since the last dose for Moderna or Pfizer, or 2 months for Johnson & Johnson.
After that, the people urged to get boosters are anyone over 65, anyone 18-34 with underlying health conditions that would put them at risk, and anyone between 18 and 64 with a job that puts them at greater risk of exposure.
The outlier is anyone who had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If anyone had that, it doesn’t matter if they fall into a category suggested to get the booster, they may get a booster of any kind.
It is not suggested that adults who are not at risk and had the Moderna or Pfizer shots get a booster.
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