Walk-in Vaccine and Booster Clinics Available in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia
CDC now recommends that certain people are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, including those who received the Moderna vaccine. Get more information in the CDC’s media statement. J&J/Janssen booster shots are expected soon. CDC will keep the public informed with a timely plan for J&J/Janssen booster shots.
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This doesn’t mean the vaccines aren’t working. COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease.
And this announcement should not distract from the critical work of ensuring that unvaccinated people take the first step and get an initial COVID-19 vaccine. More than 65 million Americans remain unvaccinated, leaving themselves – and their children, families, loved ones, and communities– vulnerable.
Remember, the COVID-19 vaccines are not guarantees that you will not become infected with the disease, but they give you the absolute best chance of survival if you do. Studies show that unvaccinated individuals are 10x more likely to be hospitalized and 11x more likely to die if infected with COVID-19, and nearly all COVID deaths in U.S. are now among the unvaccinated.
CDC continues to recommend the use of the newly FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 years and older, as one of the recommended vaccines to protect against COVID-19. CDC continues to recommend the vaccine under an emergency use authorization (EUA) for adolescents 12 through 15 years old, as well as an additional mRNA dose for moderately to severely immunocompromised people.
Your COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.
- Learn about the different vaccines available.
- Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.