Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots available for at risk Missourians

Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 12:13 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced on Monday, September 27, that the state standing order for Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is available for a booster shot.

Missourians who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their initial series based on CDC guidance:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster.
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster.
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster.
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (e.g. frontline medical workers, teachers, and first responders) may receive a booster.

According to DHSS, federal health experts are still reviewing data from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and will decide when recipients may be eligible for a booster shot.

Missouri providers will be ready to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots when they are recommended.

To receive a booster or schedule an appointment visit the website.

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