Pharmacies Prepare for Broader Covid-19 Booster Distribution

Pharmacies and other Covid-19 vaccine providers prepared for a new surge in demand after federal officials widened booster eligibility to most people who say their health or job puts them at heightened risk of infection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed offering booster shots to people ages 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions or work jobs that might put them at heightened risk of exposure to the virus. President Biden on Friday mentioned obesity and diabetes as well as work in healthcare, teaching and supermarkets as examples of situations in which people would qualify for a booster.