CDC Says Children 12 to 17 Should Receive Booster Shots
Here's where we are now regarding COVID-19 booster shots. Children 12 to 17 years old, can officially get their booster shots at least five months after their second vaccination.
With COVID numbers soaring through the roof, I can understand why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is pushing for everyone's safety.
This weekend my wife and I are going to Kroger to get our booster shots. We have an appointment all set up to do so. We hope that eventually everyone will get vaccinated along with getting their booster shots when the allotted time comes.
According to mlive.com:
For the Pfizer vaccine, people no longer have to wait six months. The recommendation has been shortened to five. People who have gotten the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster shot at least two months after their one dose, preferably of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. With Moderna, the CDC says people should still wait six months.
I know that my daughter Aubrey has received both of her vaccinations and is ready to get her booster shot once we get that scheduled as well.
It seems like ever since the COVID-19 numbers have spiked in Michigan these past several weeks, I've been talking to more and more people who know someone who has COVID and is quarantining. And that means family members and friends.
Mlive.com also adds:
"It is critical that we protect our children and teens from COVID-19 infection and the complications of severe disease," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.
We couldn't agree more. Good luck to everyone and stay safe!