Arizona health officials explain COVID-19 booster rollout

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Arizona health officials say this is just another step in the right direction to combating COVID-19.
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — The CDC says people 65 and over and those 18 and up with underlying health conditions should get the booster six months after their second dose. Up to 20 million Americans are eligible but there's still a lot of questions surrounding Friday's announcement. This recommendation is only for those who have received the Pfizer vaccine. "In a pandemic, we often take steps to do the greatest good, even in an uncertain environment and that is what I'm doing with these recommendations," said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky.

ADHS: Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot recommended for older, high-risk adults The Arizona Department of Health says it will follow CDC guidelines that recommend those 65 and older, as well as those in certain high-risk populations get a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot.

"We believe this is progress. It's extremely exciting to see a message around the need for COVID-19 booster doses," said Raymond Embry, CEO of Embry Health.

This morning's announcement was detailed. They encourage those who…
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