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Photo: Steve Heap (Shutterstock) Even if you’re “fully” vaccinated and boosted, you may be due for another COVID-19 vaccine shot soon. The FDA decided today to authorize a second booster dose for people over age 50. The boosters should be available soon—after the FDA authorizes a vaccine for a given population or purpose, the CDC makes a recommendation about who should get it; only after that can vaccination programs administer the shots and be reimbursed for them by your insurance. So technically it will be a few days until you can get your second booster. The CDC is expected to actually recommend the second booster, too,but it’s too early to say how they’ll phrase—for example, they could indicate people “should” or “may” get the second booster. Who is this booster for? The second booster is for: People who are aged 50 and older Certain people who are immunocompromised and are 12 and older People in the second category include those who have received organ transplants or have a similarly compromised immune system function. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are authorized for use as second boosters, but Moderna is only available for people aged 18 and older. When can I get a second booster dose? The second booster is meant to be given at least four months after the first booster dose. This means that your vaccine sequence might look like this: First dose of an mRNA vaccine Three or four weeks later (depending on brand), the second dose Six […]