COVID-19 Pfizer boosters available

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Columbus Public Health has announced that it will offer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Those eligible include people age 65 and older; residents age 18 and older in long term care settings; people age 18 and older with underlying medical conditions and people age 18 and older at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting. Occupations include healthcare workers, education staff, congregate care staff, etc. The booster should be given at least 6 months after the first two doses of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.

At this time, booster doses are authorized only for the Pfizer vaccine and the defined populations. View the CDC’s applicable underlying medical conditions and other details here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.htm

Columbus Public Health is offering free COVID-19 boosters at 240 Parsons Avenue, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Individuals are also advised to check with their primary care doctor and local pharmacies, including grocery store pharmacies.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccine location near you, visit:

https://www.columbus.gov/c19vax/.