Travel and Booster Shots: What to Know About Just-Released CDC Guidelines

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its official guidelines for who should receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The release put an end to a period of uncertainty and debate over who should be first in line for the doses.

For now, the only government-approved booster shots are from Pfizer-BioNTech. That means that the new recommendations only apply to people who have received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago. With that in mind, those now eligible for a Pfizer booster dose, according to the CDC, include: