Covid Boosters in Putnam County

COVID boosters are in the headlines these days. The PCDOH wants to help by presenting some clear and concise information about COVID boosters in Putnam County:

  • The Pfizer two-dose COVID vaccine is the only one approved to be followed by a booster shot at this time.
  • Data is still being collected on the need for boosters for both the Moderna and J&J vaccines.
  • At this time, PCDOH is only offering Pfizer boosters for immune-compromised individuals at its regular immunization clinics.
  • Eligible recipients for a Pfizer booster should go to their healthcare provider or pharmacy. Go to VACCINES.GOV and search by vaccine type. Eligible recipients include:
  • individuals 65 years of age and older, and residents in long-term care settings
  • individuals 50-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions
  • individuals 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions, based on individual benefit and risks. (This can be based on shared clinical decision-making and encourages, but does not require, prior consultation with a provider before administration of a booster dose.)
  • individuals 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, based on their individual benefits and risks.

For a complete eligibility list, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html


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