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Updated Vaccination Guidance Issued

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued updated vaccination guidance for provider vaccinators. New general vaccination guidance includes updated information allowing boosters for individuals aged 12 to 15. It also includes new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that allow a five-month interval between the primary series of vaccination and a booster shot for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. CDC recommendations on the subject can be found here and here. This will come into play as providers determine staff eligibility for the booster per recent proposed emergency regulations requiring boosters for health care personnel.

New guidance has also been issued allowing for the expansion of vaccinations to individuals aged 5 to 11. Updated vaccination screening forms and checklists have been posted as well on the State’s vaccination provider website.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8871