For Immediate Release
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Most recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people 50 and older and individuals that are immunocompromised. By offering a second booster dose, now individuals at a higher risk for severe disease, hospitalization and death will be protected even more against severe COVID-19.
The new second booster guidelines are as follows:
* Adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago may now receive a second booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna, based on one’s age and/or health condition.
It is important to note that current evidence suggests that some waning of protection can occur over time against serious outcomes from COVID-19 in older and immunocompromised individuals. Additionally, data also shows that an initial booster dose is critical in helping to protect all adults from the potentially severe outcomes of COVID-19. So, those who have not received their initial booster dose are strongly encouraged to do so, as well.
If you need a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, Rowan County Public Health is currently offering them. To make an appointment, please call 704-216-8777 and choose Option #3. In addition to this, you may also want to visit our website to find out which of our community partners are also offering vaccines and boosters at this time.
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Download Media Release COVID-19 - April 19, 2022 (PDF)