The Ohio Department of Health has released guidelines for administering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine across the state. Key points of the guidelines are:
- Pfizer booster shots are now available for people who have gone six months past completing their second dose of the vaccine.
- According to the guidance, the criteria for people eligible to get booster shots are:
- Ages 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
- Ages 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot.
- Ages 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.
- Age 18 and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or living in an institutional setting may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.
*Tanvi Singh, Editorial Assistant has reported this brief.