Booster vaccine doses recommended for 65 and older, certain others

Federal health officials are recommending Arizonans age 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and those ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions get a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if they are at least six months past their second shot, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Federal health officials are recommending Arizonans age 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and those ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions get a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if they are at least six months past their second shot, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Federal health officials are recommending Arizonans age 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and those ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions get a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if they are at least six months past their second shot, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Federal health officials are recommending Arizonans age 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and those ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions get a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if they are at least six months past their second shot, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

In addition, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidance says those ages 18-64 in high-risk professional and institutional settings and those ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions may get a booster dose of Pfizer at least six months after their second shot based on their individual benefits and risks, according to the release.


“Rest assured there is plenty of Pfizer vaccine in Arizona to accommodate not just those needing booster doses but those who need their first doses,” said Don Herrington, interim director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, in a news release. “Our primary focus remains helping unvaccinated Arizonans make the lifesaving choice to take advantage of safe, free and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines.”

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and provider locations, visit http://azdhs.gov/covid19vaccines or call 844-542-8201 and select Option 8.


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