Department of Health Services: Supports second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for adults age 50 and older and some immunocompromised individuals


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issuance of expanded eligibility allowing adults age 50 and plus receiving a second booster dose of the Pfizer – BioNTech (Pfizer) or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. DHS also supports the option of a second booster dose for certain immunocompromised people ages 12 and older.

“The option of a second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adults 50 years and older provides an excellent opportunity for eligible Wisconsinites to gain additional protection against COVID-19,” the statement said. Deputy DHS Secretary Deb Standridge. “The expanded eligibility requirements allow more immunocompromised Wisconsin residents to get vaccinated and stay protected against COVID-19. We support the option for all people aged 50+ and immunocompromised people to receive a second booster dose at least four months after their first booster dose to help prevent the worst outcomes of the virus.

The CDC has also expanded eligibility for another booster dose to people ages 18-49 who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine both as a primary serial dose. and as a booster dose. These people can now receive a second booster dose using a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.

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