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All Adults Are Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Vaccination

November 22, 2021 • 11:35 am CST
HHS
(Coronavirus Today)

On the heels of the U.S. FDA and CDC decisions to expand COVID-19 booster vaccinations to all adults, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra issued the following statement late on November 19, 2021.

"After a thorough review of the data, we are following the science, which shows boosters can help increase people's protection from severe COVID-19."

"This is especially important ahead of the winter months, where we all spend more time indoors."

"I am grateful to the hard-working scientists at the FDA and CDC for their rigorous, independent decision-making on booster shots and their ongoing commitment to keeping us all safe."

"But for the adults who are already vaccinated, you can get your booster six months after your second dose of either Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna (SpikeVax) or two months after your single dose of J&J (Janssen) vaccine."

"Getting a booster can help keep you—and those around you—even safer."

"If you are eligible, please go to vaccines.gov to find available vaccine near you and schedule your booster appointment today."

Note: Sec. Becerra's statement was edited for clarity.

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