With the FDA authorizing a single booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 and Moderna vaccines for the following people, as long as six months has past since their second dose:
- People age 65 and older
- People ages 18 through 64 who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 infection
- People ages 18 through 64 who are at high risk of exposure and transmission at work or in institutional settings, such as long-term-care settings
Waveny has begun offering staff at all of it’s facilities the ability to receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 or Moderna Booster Shots this week in accordance with CDC and FDA guidelines. All staff are eligible, as long as they meet the six month criteria set by the FDA.
Protecting our patients’, residents’ and staff’s health and peace of mind, and engaging those in our care safely, will continue to be paramount in our practices and policies here at Waveny.