Athens News Matters: COVID-19 Booster Shots - What do you Need to Know?

Nov 19, 2021


Conflicting and confusing information about booster shots - who can get them and when -- continues to hamper the effort to control Covid-19.

On October 29, 2021, the FDA authorized emergency use of pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old. Additionally, an FDA official states authorizing booster shots for all vaccinated adults is a high priority.

With children in particular, there is always some level of vaccine hesitancy.

Dr. Ashley Hannings professor at The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy joins Chris Shupe to clarify what you need to know about boosters, as well as whether parents should delay vaccination for their children.