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ANA Hails Decision to Prioritize Nurses and Health Care Professionals for Pfizer Booster Shots

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SILVER SPRING, MD - The American Nurses Association (ANA) hailed the decision of the US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to include nurses and other health care professionals who have received Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine among those prioritized to receive a booster shot six months after their primary series. The agencies based their decision on emerging evidence that indicates a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot can enhance protection against the virus to prevent serious complications and hospitalizations.

“While we’ve all grown weary from this pandemic, no other group is carrying this burden like our nation’s nurses,” said ANA President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN. “I am encouraged that many nurses on the frontlines will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster. ANA is grateful for the CDC’s decision to include individuals who are at higher risk of infection due to their occupation and work environment, such as nurses and health care professionals. Nurses deserve and must have the highest level of protection available to continue providing safe patient care, administering COVID-19 vaccines, and setting an example for millions of Americans.”  READ MORE