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5 Questions About Booster Shots, Answered

5 Questions About Booster Shots, Answered

Emily AnthesReporting on the coronavirus

When would I need to get it?

Eight months after your second Pfizer or Moderna shot. If the F.D.A. authorizes a third dose, the first booster doses will be available on Sept. 20.

Health care workers, nursing home residents and other older Americans — the first to receive the vaccines — will be the first in line for boosters.

Officials are likely to recommend that people get a third dose of the same vaccine they initially received.


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