LLCHD ideas more booster-dose clinics

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Lincoln-Lancaster County Wellness Office announced on Friday that it plans to present Moderna booster dose clinics commencing the week of Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. Clinic dates are currently being decided, and LLCHD will present added aspects in the close to upcoming.

The announcement follows acceptance on October 21 by the Centers for Disease Management and Prevention of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC permitted Pfizer booster doses on Sept. 24.

CDC Pfizer and Moderna booster suggestions:

Pfizer and Moderna booster doses are at this time permitted at six months following a next dose for the pursuing groups:

  • Folks age 65 and older and residents in very long-time period care amenities
  • People today ages 18 to 64 with fundamental medical problems that set them at significant threat of severe results from COVID-19
  • People who work or stay in options in which they have greater publicity to COVID-19

The Overall health Department presently presents Pfizer booster doses and will commence providing Moderna booster doses at some of its booster dose clinics. The Health Division will present more info on Moderna booster clinics quickly.

Johnson and Johnson booster recommendation:

Booster doses of the J&J vaccine are now proposed two or much more months soon after the first dose. J&J boosters are remaining provided at numerous local pharmacies.

CDC suggestions also allow for men and women to select which vaccine they obtain as a booster dose. Some may well prefer to get the similar variety of vaccine that they initially received, and others may well choose to get a various booster.

“We’re awaiting ultimate steering from the CDC and then we’ll be all set to start offering Moderna booster doses sometime future week,” mentioned Pat Lopez, Well being Director. “COVID-19 vaccines go on to provide robust defense towards extreme condition, hospitalization, and loss of life. But it is prevalent for security from vaccines to decrease more than time. A booster dose aids maximize present protection towards COVID-19.”

LLCHD will get hold of suitable Moderna and J&J vaccine recipients to agenda booster dose appointments. The Health and fitness Department is employing an method very similar to the first rollout of COVID-19 vaccine – moving via age and precedence groups in levels. So much, more than 10,000 people today have been given Pfizer booster doses at LLCHD and spouse clinics.

Various neighborhood pharmacies are also delivering booster doses to all ages and teams that are qualified and several provide all a few sorts of COVID-19 vaccines. Find a pharmacy in the vicinity of you at vaccines.gov or by texting your zip code to 438829.

For far more information on COVID-19 vaccine, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or get in touch with the Wellbeing Division at 402-441-4200.

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