A medical worker administers a shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a man at Belgrade Fair makeshift vaccination center in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Serbia has started administering a third, or booster, dose of four different vaccines, including Sinopharm, Pfizer, Sputnik and AstraZeneca, to people who previously were vaccinated at least 6 months ago. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
U.S. Health officials are officially recommending that Americans get a third vaccine shot. The booster shot should be received 8 months after the second shot – meaning the first round of boosters will begin next month for the earliest vaccine recipients. The third booster shot applies to people who got the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Officials are still gathering data on the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to determine when or if booster shots will be necessary.
Federal health officials have developed a plan to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this fall.
— CDC (@CDCgov) August 18, 2021
Chris Merrill, filling in for Pat, discusses who is eligible for these new boosters?