LBPHD: CDC Expands Recommendation For COVID Booster Shots To 16+

According to Loup Basin Public Health Department, on Thursday, December 9 the CDC expanded their recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to now include everyone 16 years and older. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 16 and 17.

Those in this age category need to be at least 6 months from their 2nd dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be eligible for a booster. Mix and match boosters are not approved for this age group.

LBPHD holds COVID-19 vaccine clinics every Tuesday at our office in Burwell. To schedule an appointment call 308-346-5795. Individuals may also check with their pharmacy or primary care provider to see if they are offering the vaccine.