CDC Recommends Boosters for Everyone 12 and Older


Published: January 10, 2022

The CDC officially approved Pfizer’s booster shots for children between the ages of 12 and 15. Like everyone else, this population should wait at least five months after the second dose before getting the booster. Previously, the CDC announced that 16- and 17-year-olds “may” get the booster, but it is now recommending that all eligible teenagers do so. The CDC’s decision was influenced by Israel’s positive data after vaccinating over 6,000 12- to 15-year-olds. Very few side effects were recorded.

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