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Moderna Booster offered at McIntosh Health Department

Moderna Booster Doses being

offered at McIntosh Health Department

McIntosh County Health Department will begin offering booster shots of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now recommended booster doses for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

The eligibility rules for Phizer and Moderna recipients are the same. If you were initially vaccinated with Moderna or Pfizer, you are elibigle for a booster dose six months after you last dose, if you meet al least one of the following criteria:

  • Age 65 and older;
  • Resident in a long-term care setting;
  • Age 18 and older with certain underlying medical conditions; and/or
  • Age 18 and older with an increased rick for COVID-19 exposure, because of where you work or live.

If you were initially vaccinated with a single dose Janssen vaccine by Johnson & Johnson, you are eligible for a booster dose two months after your initial vaccination. No other criteria apply.

Mixing of vaccine brands is allowed. You are permitted to get a booster dose of Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson, regardless of which vaccine you received initially.

To schedule a vaccination or see which sites offer each booster, go to chdcovidvax.org.

People needing assistance in scheduling , call the Health District’s COVID-19 Vaccine Calle Center at 912-230-5506. the call center is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.