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Health & Medicine

Oregon Health Authority authorizes boosters for all adults

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Everyone age 18 and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose. Saturday, the Oregon Health Authority authorized pharmacies, health clinics and other vaccine providers in the state to begin administering boosters to anyone 18 years and older.

The state’s orders follow actions by the Centers for Disease Control and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Panel to authorize expanded booster eligibility.

While booster doses are available to everyone age 18 and older, they are strongly recommended for people older than 50, people age 18 and older who live in long-term care facilities and anyone who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Vaccinated people are eligible for a booster six months after they completed their initial series if they received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after they received their Johnson & Johnson vaccine.