Public Health Officials and Medical Experts Expect Booster Shots for COVID in the Fall

Public Health Officials and Medical Experts Expect Booster Shots for COVID in the Fall

After various data has been released from both the Moderna and Pfizer, it has been concluded that it will be beneficial to receive a booster shot to increase protection against COVID-19. The intended plan is to offer booster shots starting the week of September 20th, after they undergo evaluations from the FDA to determine safety and effectiveness of the 3rd dose. Those must be 8 months past their second dose to be eligible for the booster shot. Those who were vaccinated in the first wave will most likely be eligible for booster shots at the earliest convenience.

Expected in the next few months will be more information about the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. It is anticipated that those whose received the J&J vaccine will also need a booster shot in the future. There is currently no plan for the release of those shots at the moment.

As information and best practices regarding COVID-19 boosters published by Federal and State government agencies are frequently updated, we want our clients and community to have access to the most current information available. LCR will continue to monitor government websites and other resources to ensure that all major developments are known to you as soon as possible. In order to ensure that you stay up to date as the fight against COVID-19 continues, we recommend visiting https://www.hhs.gov/news regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Vaccination Policies in your business, reach out to the LCR COVID-19 Advisory Team at Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP at 973-729-1880 or via email:

Information came from: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/08/18/joint-statement-hhs-public-health-and-medical-experts-covid-19-booster-shots.html

Fact sheets and other information: https://www.hhs.gov/news