COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

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

None are currently scheduled

 

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.

Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 through 11 years old

CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine. Two shots are given, 21 days apart. Get more information at the CDC website.

Pediatric Pfizer vaccines should be available at the following locations in Marion County, please call for availability:

Pharmacy & Location Address Phone Number
Knoxville Hospital & Clinic 1002 S Lincoln Street, Knoxville 641-842-2151
Pella Regional Health Center 405 Monroe Street, Pella 641-628-3832
Pella Regional Health Center 1208 N Lincoln Street, Knoxville 641-828-3832
Medicap Pharmacy 318 N Lincoln Street, Knoxville 641-828-7312

 

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

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