MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Oct. 22 that more Alabama residents are eligible for the COVID-19 booster shot.
The COVID-19 booster shot was only available to a select few who received the Pfizer vaccine, but the criteria for eligibility is now expanding.
The expansion for eligibility comes after booster doses for all three vaccines were approved by the CDC, according to a news release from ADPH.
The following groups are eligible for a booster shot if they received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at 6 months or more:
- Age 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
Recipients of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine who are 18 and older, are eligible to receive the Pfizer, Moderna and J & J booster shot after two months.
For those who receive the Moderna booster, half doses will be given.