most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 booster shots.Effective immediately, people who received their first booster shot at least four months ago may receive a second booster shot of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) if:“Additional booster shots allow people in these select populations to get extra protection against severe illness.
A second booster can be especially beneficial for people 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions,” said State Health Director Dr.
Elizabeth Char, FACEP.“About 55% of people in Hawai‘i eligible for their first booster shot have received it. We strongly recommend the other 45% get their booster shot soon.
Those now eligible for a second booster should determine the right time to get the extra protection another dose will provide.