Preparing for expansion of COVID booster eligibility

[KSTP-TV News, November 17, 2021] Minnesota is poised to make a big move on booster shots that would make millions of more people eligible for the extra shot.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for all adults as early as this week.

The authorization would allow those who received a second dose of the vaccine at least six months ago to be eligible for a booster.

Allina Health is preparing for the expected booster shot expansion and plans to start scheduling those doses within the next week or two.

"The one thing we're struggling with, not unlike many other companies right now, is just staffing and having the staff available to administer these vaccines," explained Dr. Kevin Best, Allina's vice president of medical operations for primary care. "I hope people are patient and give us some grace as we're scheduling those out, maybe a little bit farther out, because we're not going to have the capacity to do them all right away."

Posted on November 18, 2021 in coronavirusVaccine

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