The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended another COVID booster for high-risk patients. High-risk includes older adults, younger adults with significant comorbidities and immunocompromised patients of all ages. The recommendation is to get another booster 6-12 months after your previous booster. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not made this recommendation yet. Throughout the pandemic, our practice has been to follow the CDC guidelines, as these recommendations are more specific for the American population than those of the WHO. At this time, we do not strongly recommend another COVID-19 booster. However, if you meet the criteria for the new WHO recommendation and would like to have a booster, then that would be fine. We do not have COVID booster vaccines in our office, but we can help you find one at a pharmacy near you. Please reach out to us with any questions, and we will continue to update you with any changes in the future. For more information click here.
Chris Griffith, MD
Apr 1 2023
At our practice, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with medical literature, evidence-based guidelines, and ever-changing COVID vaccine recommendations. The WHO just made an update to their COVID booster recommendations a few days ago and I would like to share our thoughts with you.