My dear 93 year old Mother asked me a simple question last night?
"Chrissie, I got my booster in April. Am I suppose to get another one now?"
Well I work in public health. I write about this stuff - I should know. But I didn't. No worries. Go to the CDC website and type in "CDC Covid booster guidelines. Voila!
I click on "Adults aged 18 and over."
It would have been ohhhh so nice to read a direct statement about what the booster guidance is. But, no. Silly me.
There's a long list of algebraic information about who should get second "doses"!
Oh, I think, maybe I should click first on the Pfizer information - Mom got that brand of vaccine and booster.
No real help here.
.............Let me go back.
And there, on that long list, at the very end of that list is what I was searching for.
It's 3 years later and CDC is still demonstrating its astounding inability to communicate well with us - belying, what seems to me, a fundamental disdain towards the public and keeping us informed and in the room where it happens.