Getting your 2nd dose: Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing for the 2nd dose in your primary series. People ages 6 months through 64 years, and especially males ages 12 through 39 years, may consider getting the 2nd primary Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax 8 weeks after the 1st dose.
Who really needs a second booster? The CDC says an extra shot is an option — but those most likely to benefit are those most vulnerable to severe disease, including people 65 and older and...
Recommendations for use of a bivalent Moderna booster dose in people ages 6–17 years Recommendations for use of a bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose in people ages 5–11 years The CDC recommends a bivalent (containing components of both the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the omicron variant of the virus) COVID-19 booster for people ages 5 years and older.
From 7 November 2022, eligible individuals aged 18 to 49 years will progressively be invited to receive an additional dose of bivalent vaccine, especially those who have yet to complete their minimum protection series. Individuals who are eligible will receive an SMS with a personalised booking link to make an appointment at one of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs).
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Health officials are urging older adults to get their second COVID-19 booster. “Two main reasons: awareness and access. I think we have done a great job with the initial vaccine in terms of awareness with seniors and also access. That has changed with the booster,” said Ardeshir Hashmi, MD, section chief of geriatric medicine for Cleveland Clinic.
*Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing of the second dose that is right for you. People ages 6 months through 64 years may consider getting the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax eight weeks after the first dose. A longer time between the first and second doses may give you better protection.