City officials: Booster doses available wherever Pfizer vaccine is available

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Pharmacies and clinics throughout Philadelphia and neighboring suburbs have begun administering coronavirus vaccine booster shots to those who meet eligibility requirements. Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  announcement that certain people who had received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine should receive a booster dose, the city continues to offer booster doses wherever the Pfizer vaccine is available.

“We all know how dangerous COVID-19 can be for older Philadelphians, those living in nursing homes, and those with underlying conditions,” Cheryl Bettigole, the city’s health commissioner, said in a statement. “We can now be sure that they have the maximum level of protection, and I encourage everyone that’s eligible to seek out their booster dose as soon as possible.”

Those who are recommended to receive a booster dose include people who are 65 or older or live in a nursing home, or people ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions that put them at risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

The Philadelphia Health Department has a list of all city-supported vaccine clinics at phila.gov/vaccine, and many pharmacies are available at vaccines.gov.

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