FAQs About Medical Consent & Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Doses for LTC Resident

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP 
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CDC has updated the FAQs About Medical Consent and Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Doses for the Long-Term Care Resident website.  The subtitle of this landing page is A Resource for Providers Participating in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Long-term Care Residents & Their Families.

“In response to inquiries about medical consent surrounding the administration of a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to residents in long-term care (LTC) settings at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series1 , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed the following responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

These FAQs are intended to clarify that medical consent is not required by federal law for COVID-19 vaccination in the United States.”