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Second Booster Dose of COVID Vaccine Now Available for Adults 50 Years or Older

Second Booster Dose of COVID Vaccine Now Available for Adults 50 Years or Older

The FDA has approved and recommends a second booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 50 years or older.

Vaccination against COVID-19 has proven to dramatically reduce your risk of serious illness, hospitalization, and death, but your level of protection from the virus may be reduced over time. The booster doses, now available under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), will offer additional protection to those who need it most.

  • Who can get a second booster?

Patients that are 50 years or older and have received their initial booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to receive a second single booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna to increase protection against COVID-19.

  • When am I eligible for a second booster?

Patients are eligible for a second booster dose four (4) months after the initial booster.

  • Can I mix and match vaccines?

The EUA allows booster doses to be mixed and matched. This means you aren’t required to receive the same vaccine brand as your initial dose. For example, if you received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine initially, you can choose to receive a booster from Pfizer or Moderna.

If you have any questions about whether or not you should receive a booster dose or have questions about which vaccine booster you should receive, talk with your healthcare provider.

To schedule your COVID-19 booster, call 606.783.7539. Schedulers are available to take your call Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM. Please bring your vaccination card with you to your appointment.