LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As the Tuesday press conference began, Gov. Hutchinson received his Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
People who had the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and meet the below criteria should get a booster shot six months after their second dose:
- Ages 65 years and older
- Ages 18 years and older and are residents in long-term care settings
- Ages 50-64 with certain underlying medical conditions
People who had the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine meet the below criteria may get a booster shot six months after their second dose:
- Ages 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions
- Ages 18-64 at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of an occupational or institutional setting
As of Tuesday, Sept. 28, there are 1.3 million fully immunized Arkansans.
The state also reported reported 800 new positive COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths.