CDC now recommending COVID booster shot

The U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention is recommending people with weakened immune systems who have had the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster shot.

CDC officials say the third shot is driven by concerns to the delta variant. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, individuals who are receiving treatment for cancer, taking medications that weaken the immune systems, organ or stem cell transplant recipients, individuals with advanced or untreated HIV infection, and other conditions are eligible.

Federal health officials are preparing to roll the third shot out in September. Individuals should get the same brand of vaccine that you received for your first and second shots.

To see if you qualify for the shot, a full list of conditions and guidelines can be found here.

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