CDC, FDA Officially Recommend Third Booster Shot After Eight Months


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.

Chris Merrill, filling in for Pat, discusses who is eligible for these new boosters?

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