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    4-08-2022 Media Only News Briefing: The latest advice about COVID-19 boosters

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Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized anyone age 50 and older to receive a 2nd booster dose of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. The guidance also included individual’s age 12 and up (Pfizer), and age 18 and older (Moderna) who are moderately-severely immunocompromised. On April 8th, Mayo Clinic vaccine researcher and infectious disease specialist, Gregory Poland, M.D., answered questions about the latest advice for getting a second COVID-19 booster.

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For the safety of its patients, staff and visitors, Mayo Clinic has strict masking policies in place. Anyone shown without a mask was recorded prior to COVID-19 or recorded in an area not designated for patient care, where social distancing and other safety protocols were followed.

Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date