Kansas to follow CDC recommendation of Pfizer booster

A nurse loads a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Photo credit AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

The state of Kansas is adopting the recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning Pfizer booster shots as part of the effort to fight COVID-19.

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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky ruled Thursday, that people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 and up who have chronic health problems such as diabetes should be offered a booster once they’re six months past their last Pfizer dose.

In a news release Gov. Laura Kelly said that she has authorized all COVID-19 vaccine providers to begin administering Pfizer booster shots to eligible Kansans as of Friday.