Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates “Up to Date” Definition for COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement in November on their website under the COVID-19 information that updates the definition of being “up to date” with vaccines. This information is directly from the CDC website.
When Are You Up to Date?
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.
COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are based on three things:
- Your age
- The vaccine you first received, and
- The length of time since your last dose
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.
You are still up to date if you receive all COVID-19 vaccine doses recommended for you and then become ill with COVID-19. You do not need to be immediately revaccinated or receive an additional booster.