Since October, anyone aged 65 or older — or those with specific health conditions or in certain settings — has been eligible to get a booster shot. This was key in adding protection against the coronavirus, as studies showed vaccine effectiveness started to wane after six months.
As of the end of November, over 17.7 million adults over the age of 65 have gotten booster shots, according to CDC data. It does not differentiate between those who got the Pfizer or Modern booster. Of that group, 75% is white and only 6.6% is Black. Comparable ethnic and racial groups are Hispanics/Latinos at 7.2%, and Asians at 4.2%.