Updated Booster FAQs for You and Your Patients
By Joey Berlin

Shortly before Thanksgiving, federal health authorities approved booster shots for all adults either six months after their initial two-shot Pfizer or Moderna series, or two months after taking the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And on Nov. 29, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky took it one step further, recommending boosters for all adults (using those same timetables) in light of the emerging omicron variant.

With booster-related developments subject to constant fluidity, the Texas Medical Association has both you and your patients covered with up-to-date COVID-19 Vaccine Booster FAQ sheets for both physicians and patients.

Among other key questions, the FAQs collectively explain:

  • Who is eligible for a booster;
  • Whether patients can get a booster dose from a manufacturer different from the one that supplied their first shot series; and
  • How to bill for booster doses and tips for incorporating the administration of booster doses into your practice.

Find these FAQs and other vaccine materials on TMA’s Vaccines Defend What Matters webpage.

Last Updated On

December 08, 2021

Originally Published On

November 30, 2021

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Joey Berlin is associate editor of Texas Medicine. His previous work includes stints as a reporter and editor for various newspapers and publishing companies, and he’s covered everything from hard news to sports to workers’ compensation. Joey grew up in the Kansas City area and attended the University of Kansas. He lives in Austin.

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