CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

CDC approves COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave their stamp of approval to opening COVID-19 booster shot eligibility to every adult in the U.S. Frida, and shots could soon be available in Oregon.

A CDC advisory panel recommended the vaccine booster program be expanded to all adults Friday, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky signed off on the recommendation shortly afterward. People ages 18 and up and who received their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine six months prior or two months prior for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be eligible for a booster shot under the new approval. 

“After critical scientific evaluation, today’s unanimous decision carefully considered the current state of the pandemic, the latest vaccine effectiveness data over time . . .

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