Holton Community Hospital History

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration expanded the EUA for Pfizer vaccine to
allow boosters for children ages 12-15, boosters at 5 months (previously 6 months), and an
additional primary dose for immunocompromised kids ages 5-11.

The following updates were made to COVID-19 booster shot eligibility.

• Children ages 12-15 are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Today,
the CDC authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot for children ages
12-15 to be administered 5 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary
series. 36,474 of the 68,476 children who have completed the Pfizer-BioNTech
primary series are now eligible to receive the vaccine booster.

• Shortened booster waiting period. People can now receive a booster shot 5
months after completing the Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. This change comes
following the January 4 announcement by the CDC. The waiting period for the
Johnson & Johnson vaccine (2 months) or the Moderna vaccine (6 months) has not
changed.

The following update was made to the additional dose for immunocompromised people.
Moderately or severely immunocompromised children ages 5-11 can now receive an
additional primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered 28 days after their second shot.
This change comes following the January 4 announcement by the CDC.
• People are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised if they
have:
o Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
o Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the
immune system
o Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine
to suppress the immune system

To schedule the booster dose, call Holton Family Medicine at 785-364-2126.