The FDA scientific advisory committee and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend a booster shot for recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine who are 65 or older or are at high risk of severe disease. The CDC has also recommended a booster shot for frontline workers.
Mecklenburg County Public Health's (MCPH) Gibbie Harris states:
"The guidance from the CDC on eligibility for third doses of the Pfizer vaccine was published last night and is slightly different from the guidance that was provided by their Advisory Committee yesterday afternoon. While we are awaiting additional clinical guidance from the CDC and specific guidance from NC DHHS, Mecklenburg County Public Health will be prepared to provide third doses of the Pfizer vaccine to eligible individuals on Monday, September 27 at all public health vaccine sites."
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster availability go to www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.