The sun is shining, the kids are out of school, and fun is in full swing – but so is COVID-19… again! Now is a great time to get your COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot to keep everyone happy and healthy this summer.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been fighting against COVID-19 for over two years now. With multiple variants and its ability to spread rapidly, this virus is definitely a force to be reckoned with. The best way to keep you, your family, and your community protected against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and to stay vigilant – sanitize often, maintain distance from others in public areas, and get tested if you’ve been around someone who has recently tested positive or if you’re experiencing symptoms.
Who is currently eligible to get vaccinated?
The CDC recommends that everyone ages 5+ get the COVID-19 vaccination. According to the CDC, “Since the pandemic began, more than 4.8 million children ages 5 through 11 have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 15,000 have been hospitalized and, tragically, over 180 have died. As cases increase across the country, a booster dose will safely help restore and enhance protection against severe disease.”
Who should get the booster shot?
It is recommended that everyone ages 5+ should also get their booster shot. “The emergence of the variants further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19,” states the CDC.
When should you get a COVID-19 booster?
Everyone who is eligible for vaccination can get their booster shot starting 5 months after their most recent vaccination.
Should you get a second booster shot?
Currently, a second booster shot is only recommended for those 50 and older or those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
Does your booster need to match your original vaccination?
No, your booster shot does not have to be the same as your vaccination. However, the CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Where can you get a booster shot?
You can get a booster shot anywhere that offers COVID-19 vaccinations.
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