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COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Update 9.21.22

  COVID Vaccine and Booster Update (from CDC Website)

Rev. 9.21.22

Vaccinations continue to be the most important line of defense in preventing respiratory diseases from disrupting the continuous operation of schools.  In addition to the COVID-19 primary vaccine series, the CDC now recommends a monovalent booster for 5-11 year old and a bivalent booster for 12-17 year old.


STAYING UP TO DATE WITH THE COVID - 19 VACCINE NOW MEANS:

AGES 6mo-4 yrs 

 

  • primary series doses pfizer (3 in total) 2nd 3-8 weeks after 1st, 3rd at least 8 weeks after 2nd dose

OR 

  • primary series doses moderna (2 in total) 2nd dose 4-8 weeks after first dose

up to date: 2 weeks after last dose 

 

AGES 5yrs -11yrs

  • primary series doses pfizer (2 in total)

PLUS

  • original monovalent booster (bivalent not yet approved but should be shortly) at least 5 months after 2nd dose of primary series

OR

  • primary series doses moderna* (2 in total) *booster is not currently recommended for children / teens in this age group who have received the moderna primary series 

up to date: immediately after receiving the most recent booster

 

AGES 12 yrs -17yrs  

  • primary series pfizer or moderna doses (2 in total)

PLUS

  • updated pfizer* bivalent booster (this includes people who have already received primary series and the original monovalent boosters) at least 2 months after 2nd dose of primary series or last booster (note, at this time 12-17yr olds can ONLY receive the updated pfizer bivalent booster, moderna not yet approved)

up to date: immediately after receiving the most recent booster

 

AGES 18 yrs and older   

  • primary series pfizer or moderna doses (2 in total) 

PLUS

  • updated pfizer or moderna bivalent booster (this includes people who have already received primary series and the original monovalent boosters) at least 2 months after 2nd dose of primary series or last booster

up to date: immediately after receiving the most recent booster

 

Further information can be found on the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html#print