LA CROSSE, Wis. ― COVID-19 booster vaccinations for 16- and 17-year-olds will roll out at Mayo Clinic Health System beginning Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Mayo Clinic supports the decisions of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to authorize COVID-19 booster vaccinations for 16- and 17-year-olds. Mayo Clinic follow the data and science that shows COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are safe and effective in preventing severe COVID-19 illness, and related hospitalizations and deaths.
"The booster dose for those 16 to 17 years of age will further protect our 16- and 17-year-olds from COVID-19 infection and, as a result, protect their families, friends, classmates and teachers," says Robert M. Jacobson, M.D., chair, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. "I strongly recommend everyone now due for booster get that booster. Those who haven't got their primary series completed get it completed now. All of us need to do our part to end this pandemic, and protect ourselves and our loved ones."
Like other patients eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccination, 16- and 17-year-old patients who are six months past their initial Pfizer vaccination series will be contacted through Patient Online Services or by letter. Appointments also can be made by phone or via an account on Patient Online Services.
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