CDC Updates Recommendation for Pfizer Booster to 5 Months After Primary Series

The CDC has updated its recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot after the primary vaccinations are completed for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The booster interval recommendation for the Moderna vaccine (6 months) and the J&J vaccine (2 months) have not changed.

In addition, the CDC is recommending that moderately or severely immunocompromised children 5 to 11 years old receive an additional primary dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for children ages 5 to 11.