SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — It’s been less than a week since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for certain groups, and hundreds of CVS stores across California are now offering the third shot.
More than 580 CVS locations in California began offering the booster shot Friday.
People who are age 65 and older, residents in long-term care centers, anyone between ages 50 and 64 who have high risk underlying medical conditions and those with weakened immune systems are qualified for a third dose.
Ivan Yee got his booster shot Monday morning at a Curtis Park location. He says the process of signing up online and filling out a questionnaire in the store was easy.
“You get your shot, wait 15 minutes, and you leave,” he said.
The CDC said younger people at higher risk from the coronavirus because of health conditions or their jobs would also qualify.
Boosters are only available to those who have received two Pfizer vaccines doses. No guidance has been issued for people who received either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shots.