ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot rollout has begun.

"I know it doesn't look like it, but I am over 65," said President Joe Biden, while rolling up his sleeve on live TV to get his third dose.

Here in the Lehigh Valley, people are doing the same.

"I want to stay as safe as possible and I'm going to be going to Florida," said Jean Daversa, who was given the booster shot. 

LVHN and St. Luke's started their booster rollout, and major pharmacy chains have said they're ready too.

But, for who? The guidelines have been bit confusing.

"The reason for the drama in the beginning is they wanted to look at the data and make sure the people that needed it the most, got boostered first," said Dr. Luther Rhodes, infectious disease specialist at LVHN.

Under the CDC guidelines, that means people who are 65 and over, and people with underlying health conditions and frontline workers.

"What they don't want to do is have a rush, if you will, everybody at one time. I think it's important to roll out the boosters on schedule through your doctor's office," continued Rhodes. 

Rhodes says there are plenty of vaccines, and he thinks Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots are only weeks behind.

He says for people who received their second shot at least 6 months ago and really want the boost of protection, but may not fall under the current categories, he recommends talking to your doctor.

"Quite frankly, this whole thing is on the honor system, there isn't anybody in my opinion who will not qualify or be turned away for a vaccine," said Rhodes. 

He says eventually, no matter how old you are or which type of vaccine you got, you will be eligible for a COVID booster.

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