NOTE: The following information was published Dec. 21, 2021. For current information, please visit LVHN.org/vaccines.
COVID-19 booster shots are now recommended for all individuals 16 and older who have completed their initial vaccine series (six months after the second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine and two months after the initial Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Booster shots are known to provide renewed protection against both the delta and omicron variants of COVID-19, reducing the incidence of infection and protecting against severe disease.
If you’ve already rolled up your sleeve for your initial COVID-19 vaccine series, you may have questions about the booster shots.
To answer key questions about the boosters and their importance, we spoke with infectious disease and internal medicine physician Joseph Yozviak, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Valley Health Partners, who serves as the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Principal Investigator for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine booster clinical trial: