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Pfizer recipients advised to get booster five months after second shot

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WASHINGTON, Jan 4: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recipients are recommended to get a booster dose five months after their second shot instead of the previously approved six months, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In a statement, the CDC still suggests that Johnson & Johnson and Moderna recipients receive their boosters two months and six months, respectively, after completing the primary series. The CDC also suggested moderately and severely immunocompromised 5-to 11-year-olds get an additional dose about a month after their second shot. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the reduced timeline on Monday for those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. (KUNA)

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