Health and Medicine

Should you get a COVID booster shot as soon as you are eligible?

By Peter Weber, The Week

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are expected to open COVID-19 booster shot eligibility this week to all adults who got their Pfizer and Moderna second doses at least six months earlier. (Everyone vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine should get a booster after two months, the CDC advises.) Several states and large cities have already cleared all adults to get booster shots.

If you are under 65, relatively healthy, and don’t have other risk factors that have made you eligible to get a booster shot since September, should you schedule your third dose as soon as the FDA and CDC give you the green light?

The short consensus answer is yes, you should get a booster shot as soon as you are eligible.

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