COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Needed 8 Months after Second Shot?

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A COVID-19 vaccine booster for most America is reportedly expected to be recommended by U.S. health officials.

The New York Times, the Associated Press, and CNN report health officials are expected to advise a booster shot be given 8 months after being fully vaccinated and the additional shots could begin being administered by September.

This reported development comes after the approval of a third booster shot for individuals who are immunocompromised (Find out details on whether it is recommended -- based on your health history -- if you need a third shot now).

The rollout of booster shots is reportedly expected to follow the initial vaccine eligibility structure with healthcare workers and nursing home residents getting their boosters first, followed by seniors, and then the general population.

According to CNN, those who received the Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine will also reportedly need another shot, but details on when are still being researched. 

The official guidance and plan for booster shots could be released as soon as this week, according to reports.

The Doctors urge anyone who has yet to be vaccinated to get their shots as soon as possible because it is the best protection available from being infected with the virusFind out where to get your free COVID-19 vaccine, here or search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you in the U.S.

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