CDC Expands Booster Recommendations

Written by Nora Wallace on

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending booster shots for everyone age 16 and older. 

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending booster shots for everyone age 16 and older. 

“Although we don’t have all the answers on the Omicron variant, initial data suggests that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants,” stated CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “We know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and I strongly encourage adolescents ages 16 and 17 to get their booster if they are at least six months post their initial Pfizer vaccination series.”

At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 16 and 17. More information will be available on CDC’s website soon at cdc.gov.

Register for a Booster Appointment Online!

All vaccination appointments can be made through the State’s MyTurn system. You may go online to check availability and register for an appointment.

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For more information about the MyTurn Scheduling tool, you can call (833) 422-4255.

Nora Wallace
Written By Nora Wallace, Public Relations
Nora Wallace was previously employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.