Gov. Gavin Newsom is in Alameda County today to encourage Californians to get the COVID-19 vaccine and, if eligible, a booster shot. Watch a recording of the livestream below:
Boosters have been approved for the Pfizer, Modern and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
Per the Centers for Disease Control, those who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine are now eligible for a booster six months after their initial inoculation. Individuals must be 65 or older, or 18 and older and live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions, or work or live in high-risk settings such as first responders, teachers and grocery store workers.
For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, including Newsom, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
California has been aggressively promoting vaccines compared to other states. Newsom in recent weeks has announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students returning to in-person learning, and required workers in health care settings to be fully vaccinated.