Reno/Sparks, Nev. Dec. 9, 2021 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded COVID-19 booster recommendations to 16-and-17-year-olds.

“Today, CDC is strengthening its booster recommendations and encouraging everyone 16 and older to receive a booster shot. Although we don’t have all the answers on the Omicron variant, initial data suggests that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants,”  CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said. “We know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and I strongly encourage adolescents ages 16 and 17 to get their booster if they are at least 6 months post their initial Pfizer vaccination series.”

COVID-19 boosters are now authorized for anyone 16 years and older. To schedule a COVID-19 booster, go to www.vaccines.gov.