The Centers for Disease Control recommends one fourth Covid-19 mRNA Booster Shot for people 18 and older who are “moderately and severely immunocompromised”.
The CDC updated its guidelines A Tuesday to add recommendations for people who are immunocompromised and have received 2 doses of mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) plus one additional booster shot.
“Moderate and severely immunocompromised individuals aged 18 years or older who completed a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series and received an additional dose of mRNA vaccination may receive at least a single COVID-19 booster dose (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) 6 months after completing their third mRNA vaccination dose.
“In such situations, people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised can receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses.”
Also on Tuesday, and FDA Advisory Panel 17-0 voted to recommend Pfizer mRNA vaccines for children aged 5-11 years.
The FDA advisory panel agrees that the benefits of injecting children with mRNA vaccines “outweigh the risks.”
The FDA is not bound by the recommendation of the advisory panel and will make its own definitive determination within a few days.
A CDC vaccination advisory group will then vote in favor of the FDA recommendation.
Children as young as 5-11 can start taking half of the adult dose of mRNA vaccine next month.