MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Sept. 24 that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose is available for eligible Alabama residents.

Residents must have received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and are at least six months past completion of the primary series, according to a news release from the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

The CDC recommends the booster shot for:

  • Individuals 65 years of age and older should receive a booster shot
  • Residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot
  • People aged 50-64 with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot

The CDC says that residents who meet these criteria, may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks:

  • People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions
  • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting

The CDC has not approved booster doses for residents who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 
To find a COVID-19 vaccine clinic near you, text your zip code to 438829 or visit here.