Updated CDC Recommendations on Covid-19 Boosters

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Updated Messaging: COVID-19 Fall Boosters 

“On September 1, the CDC announced updated recommendations for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters for people age 12 and up. The updated booster dose is a bivalent formula that both boosts immunity against the original coronavirus strain and also protects against the newer Omicron variants that account for most of the current cases. 

The CDC recommends that everyone who is eligible stay up-to-date on vaccinations by getting an updated booster dose at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 shot—either since their last booster dose, or since completing their primary series. Pfizer’s updated booster shot is authorized for individuals 12 and older, and Moderna’s is authorized for adults 18 and older

As new variants of the virus emerge, updated boosters are intended to provide optimal protection against COVID-19 and address waning vaccine effectiveness over time. In light of the CDC’s updated recommendations, we’ve updated our Answers to Tough Questions and booster dose toolkit with new messaging guidance, graphics, and sample social posts in both English and Spanish to help answer questions in your community.”

-Public Health Communications Collaborative