BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The COVID-19 booster shot can now be administered to children ages five to 11, according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) use authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding eligibility for the booster shot five months after the initial Pfizer-BioNTech series.

“We welcome these clear, evidence-based recommendations from the CDC: everyone 5 and up should be vaccinated and boosted,” State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter said in a press release. “Everyone 50 and up everyone 12 and up with immunosuppressive conditions should go further and receive a second booster. This is all the more important as we, unfortunately, see COVID-19 cases rising again through Louisiana.”

For questions regarding COVID-19 testing, vaccines, or other related issues call the COVID-19 Support Hotline at 855-453-0774.

For a list of locations, visit here or text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish.