Submitted by mkp12300 on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:21

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends booster shots for recipients of Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J’s COVID-19 vaccines.

The Brazos County Health District will offer boosters Monday - Friday 8:30 -11:30 am and 1:30 - 4:30 pm. 

Holiday hours:

Wednesday, November 24: offered 8:30 am-11:30 am

Thursday & Friday, November 25 & 26: Closed

Wednesday, December 22: offered 8:30-11:30 am

December 23-27: Closed

January 3: Closed

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Anyone 18 years and older are eligible to receive a booster shot at least 6 months after completion of their mRNA primary series (Pfizer & Moderna).

Additionally, booster shots are recommended for everyone 18 and older at least 2 months after receiving their J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why is the United States waiting to start offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters?

Vaccination continues to be highly effective in reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, COVID-19 constantly evolves. Experts are looking at all available data to understand how well the vaccines are working, including how new variants, like Delta, affect vaccine effectiveness. 

 

If we need a booster dose, does that mean that the vaccines aren’t working?

No. COVID-19 vaccines are working very well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, with the Delta variant, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection against mild and moderate disease. For that reason, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for a booster shot so vaccinated people maintain protection over the coming months.

 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html 

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