SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – When you acquired the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine earlier this yr, you may be eligible for a booster shot beginning Tuesday within the Coastal Empire.
Coastal Well being District well being departments are already providing the Pfizer booster to those who qualify, however for the primary time on Tuesday, Oct. 26, they can even supply Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters as properly.
You will get a booster shot when you acquired your second Moderna dose at the very least six months in the past and you might be 65 years or older, are a resident in a long-term care setting, or are 18 and older with underlying medical circumstances or elevated danger of publicity due to the place you reside or work.
You may obtain your Johnson and Johnson booster so long as it has been two months since your preliminary vaccine. There aren’t any different standards for this booster.
Once you go to get a booster, you determine which model to obtain. You may combine any three of the obtainable COVID-19 vaccines which can be authorised within the U.S., so no matter your preliminary vaccine, you possibly can obtain a booster of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson so long as you qualify.
“These boosters are simply doing their job, they’re boosting the immunity for people who received the preliminary spherical of vaccinations so the boosters are essential to verify people who have immunity keep that immunity,” mentioned Sierra Peebles, County Nurse Supervisor Chatham County Well being Division.
Not each location could have all booster manufacturers so you have to to make an appointment.
For the primary day on the annex constructing for the Chatham County Well being Division, they’ve 400 appointments obtainable. Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m. however relying on which vaccine booster you wish to obtain, there are restricted spots left for Tuesday. Nevertheless, there are nonetheless loads of choices within the coming days and weeks.
To schedule your booster shot appointment on-line now via the Coastal Well being District, click here.
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