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.Residents who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least half a year 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.
Officials say federal health experts are still reviewing data from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and will decide when recipients may be eligible for a booster shot. State providers will be ready to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots when they are recommended. To receive a booster or schedule an appointment visits the website.