Governor Polis Statement on FDA Approval of Pfizer Booster for Americans Over 65 and At High Risk for Severe Illness or Exposure to COVID-19

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released the following statement upon reports the U.S. FDA approved Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and those at high risk for severe illness or exposure to COVID-19. 

“I’m glad the FDA appears to realize we are in a pandemic and has authorized the safe and effective Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 and up and people of all ages with frequent exposure to the coronavirus at their jobs. In Colorado, we are ready to administer more boosters and the FDA should keep the ball rolling and follow the science by approving additional safe and effective vaccine boosters so we can end the pandemic and protect more Coloradans.”