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CDC 16 to 17 year olds get boosters
 
Per the attached press announcement from the FDA, the listed CDC online guidance link, and the following statement from CDC Director Dr. Walensky, please note that booster shots to everyone 16 and older who has reached the recommended time since completing their primary series are available on a no-appointment-needed basis during clinic hours at our County Health Departments in the North Georgia Health District - click to our homepage to find clinic hours and locations for the health departments in our six counties.
 
Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 09, 2021
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Download this pdf file. FDA News Release expanded booster approval.pdf

Download this pdf file. CDC Website: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

The following is attributable to CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky

“Today, CDC is strengthening its booster recommendations and encouraging everyone 16 and older to receive a booster shot. Although we don’t have all the answers on the Omicron variant, initial data suggests that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants. We know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and I strongly encourage adolescents ages 16 and 17 to get their booster if they are at least 6 months post their initial Pfizer vaccination series.”

At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 16 and 17. More information will be available on CDC’s website soon.

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