At Risk Individuals Can Now Receive Booster Shots in Missouri

 

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.

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