Who can receive a COVID-19 reminder? Ohio issues guidelines

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COLOMB (WCMH) – After announcing earlier this week that COVID-19 booster vaccines would be available to Ohio residents, the Health Department has issued guidelines on who could and should receive the third injection.

According to the ODH, according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Food and Drug Administration, booster doses of Pfizer vaccine are available for the following people at least six months after completing their first series vaccines:

  • People 65 years of age and over or residents of long-term care facilities SHOULD receive a reminder.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions SHOULD receive a reminder.
  • People aged 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions MAY receive a booster injection based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC said this is a decision made by the vaccine recipient, but eligible people are encouraged to speak to their health care providers if they have any questions.
  • People aged 18 and over who are at increased risk of exposure and transmission to COVID-19 because of their work or life in an institution MAY receive a booster injection based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC said this is a decision made by the vaccine recipient.

In a statement released on Saturday, the ODH said there are many doses of the vaccine available for booster shots as well as for the first and second doses.

Anyone seeking the recall will be asked if they meet any of the above eligibility conditions, but will not be required to present specific proof.

So far, Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved by the federal government for booster doses. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have yet to be approved by the CDC due to a lack of data.


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