Peoria (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices endorsed boosters shots from people 65 and older, those with weakened immune systems and people in long-term care facilities.
Before this annoucement was made Monica Hendrickson from the Peoria County Health Department said they were waiting for the endorsement to see how they will admister the vaccines.
"What we're waiting for today is for ASIP to comeback with more detailed guildelines. Once we get the ASIP guidelines us providers will be able to then provide those booster pfiser vaccines accordingly," Hendrickson said.
We spoke with locals about how they felt about the new shots. Many said they would take the booster shot if it was offered but some were still unsure.
"Well I just don't know if it's really necessary. There have been pros and cons about the booster and I did see that it was FDA approved so it's possible I'll get it but right now I'm just undecided," Pekin resident Linda Jones said.
The Pfizer booster shot would be only available for those who received the Pfizer vaccine. Those who received the Moderna will have to wait.