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CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster 5 Months After Initial Shots (2)

Jan. 4, 2022, 4:40 PM

Faced with a surge in coronavirus cases driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant, U.S. health officials said people should get a booster shot with the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine five months after their first two shots.

The new recommendation, which shortens the interval from the previous six-month regimen, comes a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed its emergency authorization for the shot to reflect a shorter dosing interval for the booster.

“Following the FDA’s authorizations, today’s recommendations ensure people are able to get a boost of protection in the face of omicron and increasing cases ...