DCPH Releases COVID Booster Shot Information

DATE: 09/27/21

Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Update

Brought to you by Delaware County Public Health

These recommendations are ONLY for those who originally received the two-dose series of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID vaccine. The booster dose must be administered at least 6 months after the primary 2-dose series.

Effective immediately, ONLY those who originally received the 2-dose series of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine may be eligible for a third booster dose if they meet the following criteria:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings
  • People aged 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions, based on their individual benefits and risks
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, based on their individual benefits and risks

Delaware County Public Health is holding walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics from 1-4PM on September 29th and every Wednesday in October at the Regional Medical Center Veterans Education Center (Level 3). If you are eligible and it has been at least 6 months since your second dose of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine, we invite you to come get your booster dose of Pfizer (Comirnaty). Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you.

NOTE: If you received a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), booster doses are not yet available or approved with the following exception:

If you are an individual with a moderately to severely compromised immune system, you are eligible to receive a third dose of mRNA CoVID-19 vaccine following your 2-dose vaccination series of Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna. This third dose should be received at least 28 days after the second dose. Talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition to determine if getting a third dose is appropriate for you.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to do so. The vaccine is readily available for those age 12+. Visit regmedctr.org/covid-vaccine-update to identify where you can get your vaccine. If you have any questions, please call Delaware County Public Health at 563-927-7551.

 

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