Important Public Health Information: Eligibility Guide for Pfizer Booster Dosage


Campus and community

Dear colleagues:

Earlier this week, Vice Chancellor J. Michael Haynie shared a message announcing that many members of our community are now eligible to receive the booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I am writing to you today to draw your attention to this post and urge you to seek a recall if you are eligible.

The following populations are now eligible to receive the booster six months after receiving their second dose of Pfizer vaccine based on the latest public health guidelines:

  • People 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care facilities should receive a booster injection.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with underlying health conditions should be reminded.
  • People aged 18 to 49 with underlying health conditions may be given a booster based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • People aged 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of exposure and transmission to COVID-19 due to their work or institutional environment may be recalled based on their individual benefits and risks. Please note that this category includes educational staff (teachers, support staff, educators).

Getting a callback is easy! Onondaga County has partnered with Kinney Drugs to make booster shots available to the community in central New York City. Visit the Kinney Drugs website to make an appointment. You can also find other booster shot locations here.

We will continue to monitor opportunities for members of our community to receive the reminder and share details of additional opportunities as they become available.


John liu
Vice-chancellor and interim provost

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