The G3Wire- September 24, 2021

Today, The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed its review of the federal process and has recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months after their primary vaccination series for people older than 65 and people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington today.

The Workgroup recommended the following groups of people who received the Pfizer vaccine should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine after six months:

  • People 65 and older, 
  • People living in a long-term care facility, and 
  • People 50-64 with underlying medical conditions.

In addition, the Workgroup recommended that the following groups of people ages 18-64 who received the Pfizer vaccine may also receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine after six months:

  • People with underlying medical conditions, and 
  • People who are at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to occupational or institutional setting.

The full press release and statements from Governor Sisolak, Governor Newsom, Governor Inslee, and Governor Brown can be found HERE.

via The Nevada Independent

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