Biden Administration Unveils COVID-19 Booster Shot Plan
The Biden administration has rolled out a plan to offer booster shots to people who are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV2 with mRNA vaccines starting on Sept. 20.
Booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be available to people aged 18 years and older. Since the booster will be given eight months after the second dose, healthcare providers, nursing home residents and people with underlying health problems — who were the first to get the initial series — will also be first in line for the third shot, White House health officials said at a press briefing.
The plan remains contingent on federal review of the safety and efficacy of a third dose of both vaccines, said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.