COVID-19

Booster shots ready to go

Eligible people who were first vaccinated at least six months ago can now get booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine.

Eligible people in Michigan began receiving booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave its endorsement to the plan Friday morning, opening the door for certain groups of people to get a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

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People age 65 and older, residents in long-term care facilities, and people 50-64 with underlying medical conditions are eligible to get a booster shot. So are people 18 to 49 with existing medical issues and people 18 to 64 who work in places where they are at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus.

The booster plan only applies to the Pfizer vaccine and only people who received the Pfizer vaccine in the first place will be able to get the third dose. People can get a booster shot six months after their second dose.

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