KALAMAZOO, Mich., January 6, 2022 (Newswire.com) - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Jan. 5, 2022, recommends COVID-19 boosters for individuals ages 12-17 to maintain immunity longer. COVID-19 boosters help strengthen protection against Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants.
"It is critical that we protect our children and teens from COVID-19 infection and the complications of severe disease," states Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director.
"It is critical that we protect our children and teens from COVID-19 infection and the complications of severe disease," states Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director. "Today, I endorsed ACIP's vote to expand eligibility and strengthen our recommendations for booster doses. We now recommend that all adolescents aged 12-17 years should receive a booster shot five months after their primary series. This booster dose will provide optimized protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. I encourage all parents to keep their children up to date with CDC's COVID-19 vaccine recommendations."
To be eligible for the booster, it must be after five months since the primary series was completed. The primary series is two (2) prior doses of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) - OR - one (1) prior dose of J&J vaccine. Visit vaccines.gov to find a location closest to you or schedule an appointment at OptiMed by clicking here. OptiMed offers clinics every Tuesday and throughout the year.
About the COVID Clinics: By choosing to vaccinate against COVID-19, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, friends, and the community. OptiMed offers vaccine clinics throughout the year. Visit www.optimedhp.com/covid19-vaccine to learn more about the upcoming clinics offered including First Dose, Second Dose, Third Dose, Boosters, and Doses for Children.
About OptiMed: OptiMed Health Partners, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is an independently owned and operated national health care organization. For more than 25 years, OptiMed leverages personalized attention to detail to deliver customized solutions that optimize patient outcomes while partnering with other health care organizations to usher in a new standard of excellence. To learn more about OptiMed's innovative and personalized care, visit www.optimedhp.com.
Source: OptiMed Health Partners