CDC says all adults can get COVID booster

November 23, 2021

The federal Centers for Disease Control director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, has endorsed expansion of COVID-19 booster vaccinations to include all adults who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or a Moderna vaccine.

The expansion, announced Friday, is for people who received their second dose at least six months ago.

“CDC continues to encourage the 47 million adults who are not yet vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves, their families, loved ones and communities,” the agency said in a press release. “We also strongly encourage those who were already eligible — older populations and individuals with underlying medical conditions — to get boosted before the holidays.”

Anyone can find available vaccines at and can consult their health care provider or local pharmacist if they have questions about vaccines or boosters.