Local medical experts weigh in on CDC's plan to provide COVID-19 booster shots for general population

The CDC announced plans to give booster shots to anyone vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna. Boosters are already approved for some immunocompromised groups.

PORTLAND, Oregon — Medical experts in Oregon and Washington are weighing on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) plan to start giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to the general population.

If approved, the plan could start as soon as Sept. 20, the CDC announced Wednesday. 

“The thought is if you give us a booster dose, that really augments your immune system so that you have that enhanced protection,” said Dr. Katie Sharff, an infectious disease physician at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside

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