At least five so far -- Arkansas, California, Colorado, New Mexico and West Virginia -- have expanded eligibility for Covid-19 booster shots to everyone 18 and older, six months after their second dose, even though the US Food and Drug Administration hasn't done so yet and the US Centers for Disease Control and ...2 days ago
Again, who is not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Children younger than age 5 years are not eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at this time unless part of a clinical trial. Children and adolescents younger than age 18 years are not eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen COVID-19 vaccines at this time.
Nonetheless, what states are giving Covid booster shots? State officials from California to Maine are already giving out Covid boosters to all adults. Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, Vermont and West Virginia are promoting the widespread rollout of boosters for any fully vaccinated adult.20 hours ago
In no way, is the booster shot available for everyone?
California, New Mexico and Colorado are among the states that have already made boosters available to everyone who received earlier doses more than six months ago.1 day ago
Who can get the Pfizer booster shot?
In September Pfizer was authorized to provide booster shots to anyone 65 or older. It also authorized boosters for people 18 and over who had some reason to believe they were at risk for severe disease, either because of their job or because of some health condition.3 days ago
The CDC and the ACR recommend that people with lupus and other autoimmune conditions get the vaccine and a booster shot or third dose if necessary. Studies have also shown that the vaccine generally does not lead to increased disease activity in people with lupus.
Having obesity increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. People who are overweight may also be at increased risk. Having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection. Obesity is linked to impaired immune function.