COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Marion County Public Health will be holding a Moderna Booster clinic on the following dates this week:

  • Thursday, October 28 from 9:00am to 11:30am
  • Friday, October 29 from 9:00am to Noon

Please sign up for an appointment using this link: https://login.nowaitinside.com/#/booking/6o1g26EfKO9yh9tkrs0ydhyV

The following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

  • Individuals 65 years and older
  • Individuals 18 years and older who reside in long-term care settings
  • Individuals 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions (see https://bit.ly/3G8TvEx)
  • Individuals 18 years and older who work or live in high-risk settings (see https://bit.ly/3B0ZFCB)

For individuals that received the Janssen/J&J COVID-19 vaccine, all individuals 18 years and older are eligible for a booster dose 2 months after their first dose.

Indications for a Booster Dose Following mRNA COVID-19 Primary Series

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted October 21, 2021 to recommend a booster dose following mRNA (Moderna and Pfizer) COVID-19 primary series. Individuals may self-report that they are eligible and receive a booster shot wherever vaccines are offered. If a Moderna vaccine booster is administered, the booster dose volume will be a half dose. Studies have shown that amount will give us a great immune response without the intense symptoms that some people had for a day or so after their previous vaccination.

DA’s Authorization of Heterologous (Mix-and-Match) Booster Dose FDA amended the EUAs for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of each of the available COVID-19 vaccines as a heterologous (or “mix and match”) booster dose in eligible individuals following completion of primary vaccination with a different available COVID-19 vaccine. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. Heterologous dosing may be considered for the booster dose only.

If you would like someone to contact you, please fill out our contact form.

You can also call the Marion County Public Health Department at 641-828-2238.

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