Published on Sep 24, 2021

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN WHYTE: Hi, everyone. I'm Doctor John Whyte, the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD. Should you get a booster? You might have been hearing different things lately.

FDA says something, CDC says something. Here's what you need to know. If you're over the age of 65, if you're a resident in a nursing home, if you're over the age of 18 but you have some underlying health condition-- diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease-- or if you're a frontline worker-- and by that I mean, grocery store employees, teachers, people that work in the health profession-- it's recommended that you get your booster six months after your second shot.

Now, remember, this only applies to those persons who got the Pfizer vaccine. I expect we'll know more about Moderna and Johnson and Johnson in the next few weeks. But right now, it only applies to those persons who got the Pfizer vaccine.

You might be saying, hey, can I get Pfizer if I got Moderna or Johnson and Johnson? Right now, that's not recommended. But you could talk to your doctor about whether that's an option for you. If you have questions, drop me a note, [email protected]