Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Guidance

Clinical Team

Updated March 18, 2024

The CDC recommends adults ≥ 65 years receive the 2023-24 updated COVID vaccine from Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax as well as an additional dose ≥ 4 months after the last.

Patients moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive at least 1 dose of the 2023-24 updated COVID vaccine. Depending on the number of past COVID vaccines received, immunocompromised patients may need more than 1 dose of the updated vaccine.

At this time, ARA does not have the 2023-24 updated COVID vaccine, and we do not know when or if we will have it available. We recommend that you contact your local pharmacy about availability.

As of May 1, 2023, masks are optional at all ARA offices. We strongly recommend you stay home if you have an active respiratory infection. If you are recovering from a recent infection or may have been exposed to one, we advise you to wear a mask in the office.

View the latest version of the ACR guidance on COVID-19 vaccination, updated in August 2022.

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