The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has recommended the following groups of people who received the Pfizer vaccine should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second dose:
- People 65 and older,
- People living in a long-term care facility, and
- People 50-64 with underlying medical conditions.
People ages 18-64 who received the Pfizer vaccine may also receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second dose if they are:
- People with underlying medical conditions, and
- People who are at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to occupational or institutional setting.
Recognizing that systemic inequities increase risk of severe illness, the workgroup also recommended that social determinants of health be included in assessment of medical conditions.
Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. You can find a vaccine here.