Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination
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Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination

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      Updated Sept. 24, 2021

      CDC now recommends that people aged 65 years and older, residents in long-term care settings, and people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. Other groups may receive a booster shot based on their individual risk and benefit.

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