The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that certain eligible people can now receive COVID-19 booster shots.
CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the recommendation for the booster shot.
Many people are wondering how this process works and if the requirements are different depending on where you go to get your booster shot.
The health agency recommends people 65 and older, long-term care residents and people 50-64 with underlying medical conditions such as chronic lung disease, diabetes or obesity, to get a Pfizer booster shot.
Those older than 18 who work or live in high-risk settings, including health care workers, teachers and public transportation workers, are eligible to receive a booster dose.
Scheduling an Appointment: For the best experience, individuals are highly encouraged to use the Walgreens app or visit Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine to secure a vaccination appointment in advance. When scheduling an appointment, individuals will be asked to verify eligibility and provide the manufacturer and date of their last COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, visit Walgreens.com/covidvaccine.