Starting Wednesday, Sept. 29, free booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available by same-day appointment in our Public Health Clinic for:
- people aged 65 and older;
- people ages 18 through 64 with underlying medical conditions putting them at high risk of severe COVID-19 (this includes diabetes and heart, kidney, or lung disease; more information on who is considered at high risk can be found at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html);
- people aged 18 and older who live in long-term care or high-risk settings;
- people ages 18 through 64 who are likely to get exposed at work (examples include health care and education).
The booster can be given 6 months after you received your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. More information about the Pfizer booster can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.
In addition, for immunocompromised individuals – for example, people who are undergoing cancer treatment or who are taking a high dose of an immunosuppressant – a third shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended at least 28 days after the second shot.
Same-day appointments are available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your appointment.
At this time, the CDC has not recommended booster doses for those who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines.
Anyone who has yet to receive their first dose or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can also call to schedule their same-day appointment. Our Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.