People who are immunosuppressed and have received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine can receive their booster dose of the vaccine as early as today at the Pulaski County Health Center in Crocker.
The Health Center is administering the vaccine from nine to four o’ clock today.
The health department advises you to bring your vaccination card with you and attest that you are immunosuppressed.
All other people who have completed their second dose of the vaccine must wait eight months to receive their booster dose.
The goal is for healthy people to start receiving a COVID-19 booster shot beginning in the fall. This is subject to authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and recommendation by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. FDA is conducting an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a booster dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. They will decide whether to issue a booster dose recommendation based on a thorough review of the evidence.
The Pulaski County Health Center gave their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on January 13th and anticipate administering the booster dose to healthy people beginning on October 5th. The booster dose will offer expanded protection to Covid-19.