CDC Recommends Moderna Booster at 5 Months

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 7, 2022
Contact: Media Relations
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CDC is adjusting our recommendation for when people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months. Earlier this week CDC made this recommendation for recipients of a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series and, after FDA actionexternal icon this morning, we’re extending this recommendation to recipients of a Moderna primary series. This means that people who initially received an mRNA vaccine series – two doses of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech – can now receive an mRNA booster shot 5 months after completing their initial series.   

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