Audubon County Memorial Hospital will be holding a Pfizer Booster Clinic on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 8:00am-10:00am at the hospital for qualified individuals. Vaccines will be given by appointment only and you must sign up before Monday, October 4, 2021.
To schedule an appointment, contact Audubon County Public Health at 833-833-4600 or link to their website www.healthyaudubon.org. If you leave a voicemail message, please include your name, date of birth, and a phone number where you can be reached. You will be contacted with an appointment time. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card to your appointment.
On September 23, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a booster dose of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations.
- People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
- People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
- People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
- People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers as previously listed by the CDC. The list of occupations may be updated in the future. As of this writing, eligible occupations include:
- First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
- Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
The recommendations by the CDC are ONLY for those who originally received two-dose series of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine in the primary series.
According to the CDC, “Booster doses might be recommended in the future for those who received COVID vaccines manufactured by Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), or those who received a different mRNA vaccine.
Many of the people who are now eligible to receive a booster shot received their initial vaccine early in the vaccination program and will benefit from additional protection. With the Delta variant’s dominance as the circulating strain and cases of COVID-19 increasing significantly across the United States, a booster shot will help strengthen protection against severe disease in those populations who are at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19 or the complications from severe disease.”