IDSA Response to FDA and CDC Decision to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Eligibility
The Infectious Diseases Society of America supports the FDA and CDC decision to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to include everyone age 18 and older.
Data show that a booster shot provides highly effective continued protection against breakthrough COVID-19 infections, serious illness, hospitalization and death. Everyone 18 and older who received a two-dose mRNA vaccine should get their booster shots six months after they completed the series to maximize protection against COVID-19.
As cases are rising in some parts of the United States, infectious diseases experts urge everyone who is eligible — including children 5 and older — to get vaccinated. Before you travel or gather with loved ones this holiday season, get vaccinated so you can celebrate safely.
Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA – President, Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists, and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Its purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases. Learn more at https://www.idsociety.org/.