The Pfizer booster entered the weapon a few hours after it was approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and eligible Massachusetts residents can get a dose at more than 400 locations across the state.
“The Baker-Polito Authority has been working with pharmacies, local health committees and other healthcare providers to ensure that eligible residents have access to Pfizer booster vaccines in hundreds of locations across the British Commonwealth,” the Minister of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders said in a statement.
Bay State residents have access to boosters at more than 460 locations. In the coming days, more appointments will be available online. It is also expected that there will be more booster points opened in the near future.
CVS Health announced today that boosters are now available at 6,000 locations in the country. You can also make appointments online.
People over 65 years, people with certain diseases or people aged 18 and older, as well as people who work in areas that are high-risk for coronavirus exposure (such teachers and medical staff) are all eligible patients.
You must have been at least six months since your last Pfizer injection to be eligible for the booster. Pfizer boosters are not available to those who have received Moderna or Johnson vaccines.
The third injection is currently available to approximately 600,000. Long-term care facilities are the preferred boosters, according to state officials.
It is difficult to develop a booster program. Biden’s administration announced that all Americans could receive a third injection prior to September 20. However, this was stopped by the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee. They stated that they did not have enough data. young people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team rejected a plan to remove boosters for workplace exposure.
Dr. Rochelle Walsky, the director of CDC, reversed the decision and approved public use of the booster in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Valensky stated at a press conference that “I want it to be crystal clear, we won’t accelerate the escape from the pandemic.” This epidemic is being exacerbated by unvaccinated diseases.”