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Optional COVID-19 boosters available in Polk County

Boosters for the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for some non-immunocompromised persons.

These optional boosters are available for persons who received their initial series of either the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at least six months ago and are currently eligible for an optional booster if:

They are 65 years old or older

They are 18 years or older and one of the following: live or work in a nursing home or long-term care facility; have underlying medical conditions; work in high-risk settings like healthcare workers, teachers, and childcare providers or food workers; or, live or work in a place where many people live together (for example, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, migrant farm housing, dormitories, or other group living settings in colleges or universities).

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients can receive the optional booster two months after receiving their initial vaccine.

There are several locations where vaccine boosters are being administered, most pharmacies are walk-in friendly and the Health Department or Dr. offices are appointment-only options.  

Please note, that there could be traffic congestion around the Public Health office on the days that booster shots are being given. Please be patient on those days.

For more information visit polknc.org.

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